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JetBlue adds fifth New York flight to Grenada in January

September 29, 2016
JetBlue adds fifth New York flight to Grenada in January ST GEORGE’S, Grenada - Travellers between New York and Grenada will have the option to chose from five nonstop flights per week starting in January 2017. JetBlue Airways is increasing its flight frequency to five times a week from the current four times weekly. Effective 9th January...

Alaska Airlines to launch flights to Havana, Cuba, beginning January 5, 2017

September 29, 2016
Alaska Airlines to launch flights to Havana, Cuba, beginning January 5, 2017 SEATTLE, USA -- Alaska Airlines will launch its historic new service to Havana, Cuba on January 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba...

CDC issues zika travel alert for St Kitts-Nevis

September 27, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for St Kitts-Nevis ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Monday issued a zika virus travel notice for St Kitts and Nevis. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are...

Caribbean to receive a record 30 million visitors for 2016

September 17, 2016
Caribbean to receive a record 30 million visitors for 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The Caribbean is poised to receive a record 30 million visitors for 2016, said Barbados tourism minister and outgoing chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Richard Sealy, on Wednesday evening during the opening ceremony...

New airlift agreement to increase BVI air access

September 17, 2016
New airlift agreement to increase BVI air access ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands has welcomed the agreement between Delta Airlines and Seaborne Airlines to increase air access to the Territory and allow customers to purchase a single ticket for select flights between the US and the Caribbean.

DHL and United Airlines expand services in San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 17, 2016
DHL and United Airlines expand services in San Juan, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- United Airlines and DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, have announced several significant growth and expansion initiatives in Puerto Rico. The two companies are working together to continue...

Travel: Your Caribbean casino adventure

September 16, 2016
Travel: Your Caribbean casino adventure There are countless reasons to head for the Caribbean for a truly laid-back break. Long golden beaches, crystal clear seas and brilliant weather throughout the day and a fabulous night life are just some of them. And if you’re a fan of the casino and want to express some of your inner James Bond...

Expedia reports continued rise in travel demand for Caribbean destinations

September 15, 2016
Expedia reports continued rise in travel demand for Caribbean destinations SEATTLE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported on Wednesday that travel demand to certain Caribbean destinations has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. During the second quarter of the year, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic...

Technology tools to be explored at tourism conference in Puerto Rico

September 13, 2016
Technology tools to be explored at tourism conference in Puerto Rico MIAMI, USA -- Leveraging technology and understanding the power of Google Analytics to bolster the performance of the Caribbean's tourism sector will be key components of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Puerto Rico from September 30 to October 2, 2016.

Silver Airways opens second US commercial route to Cuba

September 6, 2016
Silver Airways opens second US commercial route to Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A Silver Airways flight landed last Thursday morning at the Abel Santamaria International Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba, opening a second US commercial connection with Cuba, following a JetBlue inaugural flight on Wednesday, in what has been the resumption of...

United Airlines service to Havana starts November 29

September 3, 2016
United Airlines service to Havana starts November 29 CHICAGO, USA -- The countdown to Cuba is officially underway at United Airlines after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the company final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its hubs this fall. Beginning November 29, United will start daily nonstop...

JetBlue becomes first US airline to operate commercial service to Cuba in more than 50 years

September 2, 2016
JetBlue becomes first US airline to operate commercial service to Cuba in more than 50 years NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue made history on Wednesday when it touched down in Santa Clara, Cuba, becoming the first US airline to operate a commercial flight between the two countries in more 50 years. JetBlue flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)...

CDC issues zika travel alert for the British Virgin Islands

September 1, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for the British Virgin Islands ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Tuesday issued a zika virus travel notice for the British Virgin Islands. Local transmission of zika has been reported on the island of Tortola.

Alaska and Delta airlines approved to commence service to Havana

September 1, 2016
Alaska and Delta airlines approved to commence service to Havana WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines were both approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate scheduled services to Havana, Cuba. In Delta’s case this will represent a resumption of scheduled service to Cuba for the first time...

Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product, says Air Canada leisure group president

August 31, 2016
Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product, says Air Canada leisure group president BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Canadian travellers are demanding more diversity and greater options and Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product if they are to remain attractive to this important market, president of Air Canada Leisure Group Craig Landry said. Landry, whose responsibilities...

JetBlue announces new flights to Aruba

August 31, 2016
JetBlue announces new flights to Aruba NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). Daily flights between South Florida and the popular Caribbean destination take off January 4, 2017. Seats are on sale now.

Allegiant announces new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico

August 31, 2016
Allegiant announces new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico LAS VEGAS, USA -- Allegiant Air has announced the addition of two new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico. "We're very excited to add several new routes to the Allegiant route map today," said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. "These new nonstop flights are launching...

New flight schedules improve Dominica airlift

August 25, 2016
New flight schedules improve Dominica airlift ROSEAU, Dominica -- After Tropical Storm Erika devastated Dominica’s main airport, Douglas Charles Airport, a year ago, and created a future of uncertainty for Dominica tourism, the island’s tourism and aviation partners have been on mission to build back better. Prior to Tropical Storm Erika...

CDC issues zika travel alert for The Bahamas

August 24, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for The Bahamas ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Tuesday issued a zika virus travel notice for The Bahamas. Local transmission of zika has been reported on the island of New Providence.

Barbados welcomes weekly Suriname flight

August 17, 2016
Barbados welcomes weekly Suriname flight BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BTMI) -- Travel between Barbados, Suriname and Guyana should now be easier, thanks to the new Fly AllWays service out of the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo, Suriname. The Fly AllWays inaugural flight touched down at the Grantley Adams International...

Delta to expand service from Boston to key Caribbean destinations

August 16, 2016
Delta to expand service from Boston to key Caribbean destinations BOSTON, USA -- Delta Air Lines has announced today the expansion of its service from Boston to some key destinations in the Caribbean. The airline will launch a Saturday nonstop flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and a Saturday nonstop flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Cayman Islands braces for impact of CDC zika travel warning

August 15, 2016
Cayman Islands braces for impact of CDC zika travel warning GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Following a travel alert issued for the Cayman Islands by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, after the territory confirmed two cases of local zika transmission, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is braced for the potential impact.

WestJet becomes only Canadian carrier flying non-stop to Belize City

August 9, 2016
WestJet becomes only Canadian carrier flying non-stop to Belize City CALGARY, Canada -- WestJet will begin serving Belize City, Belize, non-stop from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting October 29, 2016. "WestJet is proud to become the only Canadian carrier to fly non-stop to the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize,"...

ABC ferry project struggling, while other Caribbean islands may soon be connected

August 8, 2016
ABC ferry project struggling, while other Caribbean islands may soon be connected WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- While various islands in the Caribbean are working hard on their connection with a ferry, the ABC islands ferry project is struggling. The ferry project to connect Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by sea looked very promising but it appears that it might not crystallize.

Canada updates Caribbean travel advisories

August 6, 2016
Canada updates Caribbean travel advisories OTTAWA, Canada -- In a series of updates this month, the Canadian government has issued new travel advisories for a number of Caribbean countries. Most notable of these is that Canadian citizens travelling to Saint Lucia are now recommended to exercise a “high degree of caution”.

CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos

August 4, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Wednesday issued a zika virus travel notice for Antigua and Barbuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Local mosquito transmission...

CDC issues zika travel alert for Saba

July 28, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for Saba ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Tuesday issued a zika virus travel notice for Saba. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with zika virus...

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