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One Bedroom Harbourfront Suite at the Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas.

Warwick Paradise Island Offers Spring Promotion

The Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas is welcoming spring by offering savings on nightly rates through the Paradise Spring Fever Savings.
Villa Taina Comfort Oceanside Apple Vacations

Apple Vacations in Puerto Plata: The EP Option

Two of Apple Vacations' hotel offerings in Puerto Plata serve as reminders of why some visitors to the Caribbean prefer the EP model.
Royalton properties in Cancun and Antigua

Royalton Plans For New Cancun and Antigua Properties

Royalton Luxury Resorts has announced plans to open two new resorts in the next two years and in two coveted destinations: Cancun and Antigua.
Weekly Junkanoo celebrations give guests a chance to experience a celebratory side of Bahamian culture.

Atlantis Gives Guests a Taste of Bahamian Culture

With travelers increasingly on the hunt for opportunities to interact with the people and culture of their chosen vacation destinations, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is responding by bringing Bahamian culture straight to its guests.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas is one of several properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands set to reopen this year.

Find Out Why The U.S. Virgin Islands Are #StillNice

U.S. Virgin Islands commissioner of tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty and her colleagues met with members of the media to share post-hurricane updates from the three islands.
Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Club Med to Expand All-Inclusive Offerings

Club Med will open five resorts per year, on average, over the next five years, and plans to execute renovations to its current resorts.
Roundtrip sailings from Rome is one new addition to Disney Cruise Lines set to debut in summer 2019.

Disney Cruise Line: New Ports, Itineraries for Summer 2019

Summer 2019 may be more than a year away, but in just a few days, travel agents will be able to book their clients on a variety of Disney Cruise Lines voyages, many of which include new ports, new destinations and new itineraries. 
Renderings of the new pool design at Club Med Turkoise.

Club Med Turkoise Unveils Renovations and Service Enhancements

Club Med has announced plans to transition Club Med Turkoise, an adults-only all-inclusive on Turks and Caicos' Grace Bay Beach, from a "3 Trident" resort to a "4 Trident" resort starting May 1, 2018.
Under its latest business agreement, Playa Hotels & Resorts will manage Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa.

Playa Hotels & Resorts Expands Portfolio in Jamaica

This week just days before its one year anniversary, Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. entered an agreement for a business combination with Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, which will add a portfolio of five all-inclusive resorts and two adjacent oceanfront developable land sites to be owned and managed by Playa.
The Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Swim Out Ocean Front accommodations.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Although I attended Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa’s grand opening in 2017,  I wanted to take a closer look, so I recently checked back in.
Beaches Turks & Caicos caters to families with an array of kid- and adult-friendly activities.

What’s New in Family-Friendly All-Inclusives

The unofficial focus in much of the Caribbean is still on families, so here’s a look at what’s new at family resorts in the islands.
Travelers will get extra perks for visiting Bluefields Bay Villas during peak season.

Jamaican Villas Offer Peak Season Bonuses For Agents and Travelers

Bluefields Bay Villas, a collection of six beachfront villas on the western coast of Jamaica, is offering travel agents and their clients extra incentives to visit one of its properties during peak travel season. 
Carnival Paradise

New Cuba Sailings with Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailing to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019.

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Unveils 2018 Travel Agent FAM Rates

The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is offering a new FAM rate of just $127 per room, per night.
DRTB_Costa Dorada

Apple Vacations’ New Flights to the Caribbean

On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air.

Carnival Fascination Resumes Schedule from San Juan

Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of 7-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this past Sunday.
Accommodations at the Iberostar 70 Park Avenue in New York City.

5 Booked Nights = 1 Free Night

Travel agents who book up to five nights at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue can earn their clients a 1-night stay, complimentary, at any Iberostar resort.
At the street level, the pastel-colored houses of Old San Juan seem unscathed by last year's Hurricane Maria. Photo Credit: Ed Wetschler

Update on Puerto Rico, Part 2

So how is Puerto Rico doing 4-plus months after Hurricane Maria? Tourism officials addressed that question at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Marketplace in San Juan, but I also wanted to get out and see things for myself.
The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf Resort is one of several properties with reopening dates coming up son.

Update on Puerto Rico, Part 1

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Marketplace, held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in San Juan, featured updates on Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria. Here's what tourism officials want you to know.
Members of the Caribbean tourism industry gathered at the San Juan Convention Center in Puerto Rico for this year's CHTA Marketplace.

Takeaways from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Marketplace

Fifty-eight percent of people in the Caribbean hospitality business are highly optimistic about 2018, and this is in the wake of two Category 5 hurricanes. But that's the big picture. Take a look at some of the details revealed at CHTA Marketplace's press conferences.
An increase in flights to St. Thomas will begin this month.

Major Airlines Increase Service to St. Thomas

With the U.S. Virgin Islands continuing to progress in post-hurricane recovery efforts, more demand for flights to the islands has led to three major airlines increasing flight service to St. Thomas.
Guests staying at the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club's Garden Cottage will receive a discount through the end of February.

Belizean Resort Offers Special Grand Opening Rates

The Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club may have opened its doors to guests in December 2017, but the property is continuing the celebration of its grand opening with a special introductory rate.
An aerial view shows Marigot, one of several areas to have already reopened in St. Martin.

St. Martin Invites Travelers to Return to ‘The Friendly Island’

When representatives from the French St. Martin Tourist Office traveled to Miami last week to update members of the media on the island's post-hurricane recovery efforts, their overall message was heard loud and clear: St. Martin is open for business and eager to welcome visitors.
The Chandelier Bar inside El San Juan Hotel is one of several public spaces being restored at the iconic hotel.

Iconic Puerto Rican Hotel Bounces Back

After damage from Hurricane Maria forced Puerto Rico's El San Juan Hotel to close, the island's iconic hotel is set to reopen in fall 2018. 
Ayurvedic Centre at BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia.

The Caribbean Wellness Push

Every year the Caribbean Tourism Organization identifies a dominant trend (adventure, romance, etc.), and it has named 2018 The Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean.
This year's Wave Season is bringing big savings for cruises aboard MSC Seaside.

MSC Cruises Goes Big for Wave Season

It's Wave Season and MSC Cruises is marking the occasion with reduced rates for sailings on its newest ship, MSC Seaside.
Both travelers and agents can benefit from the Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas' special promotions for stays throughout 2018.

Bahamas Resort Offers Promotions With Increased Commissions

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas is enticing would be visitors and travel agents with special discounts and increased commissions for travel throughout 2018.
Pavilion-style suites at the Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua will offer ocean views when the property opens in 2021.

Rosewood Expands With New Caribbean Property

A 1950's hotel is getting new management and a new lease on life when it reopens as the Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua in 2021.
Travel agents can visit Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica, among other Karisma Hotels & Resorts, on a FAM trip this year.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts 2018 FAM Trips

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is inviting travel agents to experience its all-inclusive properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean on a series of FAM trips scheduled for 2018.
Club Med Punta Cana is one of several properties where guests can take advantage of early booking rates and other perks.

Live Your Bucket List With Club Med’s New Offer

With many people letting their vacation days and bucket list dreams go to waste, Club Med is offering discounts and extra perks to encourage people to 'live their list' at any of its resorts in Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean.
Iberostar Las Letras in Madrid, the location of the press event for Iberostar. (Photo courtesy of Iberostar.)

Iberostar ‘Lets It Shine’ with Rebrand

Iberostar Group has undergone a rebranding and received a new segmentation of its properties. During an event at Iberostar Las Letras, Sabina Fluxa, Iberostar Group’s vice-chairman and CEO explained to a crowd of journalists from across the globe, the brand’s new revamped identity.
The Terrace Suite patio at the Curtain Bluff offers ocean views.

Curtain Bluff Gets a Facelift And Travel Agents Get a Bonus

Antigua and Barbuda's Curtain Bluff is offering an even better experience than before,for both travelers and the retail travel agents who book them.
Renderings show the future of Margaritaville at The Pointe opening in The Bahamas' capital city.

Margaritaville Expands in the Caribbean

The Margaritaville brand is ready to leave its mark on The Bahamas with the announcement of Margaritaville at The Pointe, its $250 million, 6-acre development coming to Nassau.
Beach yoga is one of many wellness activities guests can participate in at various Royalton Luxury Resorts throughout the Caribbean.

Caribbean Resorts Roll Out New Wellness Programs

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has declared 2018 The Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation. Here are some of the new packages, facilities, and programs at Caribbean resorts that will help travelers end their vacations in better shape than they were in when they started them. 
Couples can enjoy a romantic getaway in the Bahamas at the Warwick Paradise Island resort.

Celebrate Love in Paradise this Valentine’s Day

With less than a month to go before Valentine's Day, help your clients rev up their love lives with a romantic getaway at the Warwick Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.
Speakers at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum spoke on a variety of issues from climate change to resilience post-natural disasters.

Sustainability as a Travel Business Issue

Much of the talk at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's recent Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St. Kitts was, as advertised, about climate change, but it was more than that. Here are a few of the many takeaways.
For clients suffering in the harsh winter temperatures, a vacation in the Turks & Caicos may be just what they need.

Early Bird Gets the Worm…And Winter Discounts

They say the early bird gets the worm, and at the Seven Stars Resort & Spa, that worm comes in the form of discounted room rates for travel now through April 16, 2018.
Steve Simao, v.p. of sales at Windstar Cruises, visited San Juan, Puerto Rico and other islands impacted by the 2017 hurricane season on his recent trip to the Caribbean.

Windstar Exec Sails Caribbean for Post-Hurricane Updates

With many members of the tourism industry working diligently to spread the word about the Caribbean being open for business post-hurricane season, Steve Simao, v.p. of sales at Windstar Cruises, decided to head south and check things out for himself. What he found was a Caribbean still in recovery, but still as vibrant and vacation-worthy as ever.
Celebrity Edge will sail the Caribbean earlier than expected, debuting new features, including two-story suites.

There’s a New Ship in Town, Earlier Than Expected

Make room on the water. A new ship is hitting the high seas, and it's doing so much earlier than expected. 
Swap out the cold of winter for a frozen cocktail at Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman.

Baby It’s Cold Outside…Warm Up at Margaritaville

With record low temperatures hitting many part of the U.S., nothing will warm your clients' hearts more than planning a winter escape to the Caribbean. Thanks to Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman's winter promotion, your clients can make those plans at a discounted rate. 
Travelers on the LGBT Getaways group cruise will sail aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.

LGBT Getaways Sailing Debuts

Cruises Inc., CruiseOne, and Dream Vacations are coming together to host their first LGBT Getaways group cruise, which is set to sail on a 7-day voyage to the Eastern Caribbean this spring.
Maurice Bonham-Carter, ID Travel Group president and CEO delivered relief items to Anguilla following Hurricane Irma.

ID Travel Group Helps Caribbean After Hurricanes

Months after the 2017 hurricane season devastated several countries in the Caribbean, ID Travel Group and its nonprofit foundation are continuing to help in relief efforts through raising funds and offering special perks to encourage travel to the region. 
The Sandals Grande has just reopened after a refresh.

Updates on Caribbean Destinations Hit by Hurricanes

Representatives of six island destinations affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria attended last week's Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum and participated in a Tourism Recovery Roundup.
Beaches Turks & Caicos reopened post Hurricane Irma with new features for guests to enjoy.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens Post-Hurricane Irma

After closing for several months due to Hurricane Irma, Beaches Turks & Caicos reopened its doors to guests on Dec. 14, 2017.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is the first Park Hyatt property in the Caribbean. (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler)

Scoop: The New Park Hyatt St. Kitts

When I showed up a second time at Fisherman's Village, one of the restaurants at the brand new Park...
Nikki Beach Barbados will make its debut in Port Ferdinand this winter.

Nikki Beach is Coming to Barbados’ Shoreline

Port Ferdinand, Barbados will welcome a newcomer to its shores this winter: Nikki Beach Barbados. 
Featured here is one of six villas by Bluefields Bay Country Retreat on the Sea, where agents can received increased commissions for booking clients this holiday season.

Increased Commissions for Holiday Getaways in Jamaican Villas

There's still time to book clients on a last minute holiday getaway to Jamaica, and with the newest offer from Bluefields Bay Country Retreat on the Sea, you can receive increased commissions just for doing so.
The Gardenview Orchid Villa at Stonefield Villa Resort.

Globetrotting: Saint Lucia’s Gems

Seeing the Pitons for the first time while sailing along Saint Lucia’s coastline is to be face-to-face with paradise.
Bird’s-eye view of the Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection in Jamaica.

Globetrotting: Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

What’s in a name? When that prestigious appellation is Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection, you know you’re in for a treat.
Beach sanctuary at Baha Mar.

8 Events of 2017 That Will Impact Future Caribbean Travel

“The Caribbean had been performing at a healthy growth rate of 5.2 percent between January and June,” said CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) chair Joy Jibrilu at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference in October, and growth continued to soar this summer until September, when two Category 5 hurricanes crashed the party. Let’s see how this and other events of 2017 will affect the islands—and you—in 2018.
Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is offering increased commissions now through all of 2018.

Increased Commissions For Adults-Only Resort in The Bahamas

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is enticing agents to book their clients at the Nassau property with increased commissions in effect now through all of 2018.
U.S. travelers now have more options for flying to Martinique with the launch of new flight services from Norwegian Airlines.

Norwegian Airlines Launches New Nonstop Flight Service to Martinique

After two successful seasons flying from the northeast of the U.S. to Martinique, Norwegian Airlines has expended its offerings to the French Caribbean island with nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale.