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Virgin Islands tourist officials optimistic for 2014

St. John’s Trunk Bay is considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner) U.S. Virgin Islands expect 2017 to be a banner year for tourism, officials are predicting. But meanwhile, the numbers look mixed at best for the […]

St. John's Trunk Bay is considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner)

Virgin Islands tourist officials optimistic for 2014

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St. John’s Trunk Bay is considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner) U.S. Virgin Islands expect 2017 to be a banner year for tourism, officials are predicting. But meanwhile, the numbers look mixed at best for the […]

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St. Maarten upgrades Princess Juliana International Airport

When it comes to duty free shopping, no Caribbean destination holds more appeal than St. Maarten, a Dutch-speaking outpost of the Netherlands that shares the 37-square-mile island with French-speaking

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New law to protect journalists in Mexico proving to be ineffective against cartels

Balbina Flores Martínez, Mexico correspondent for the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders received threats against her live on March 12.  (Still from the documentary Reporters Against Silence) This

Beautifully landscaped pool area at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis. (Larry Luxner)

St. Kitts to get second cruise-ship pier and its first ‘skyscraper’

Beautifully landscaped pool area at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis. (Larry Luxner) St. Kitts-Nevis, the smallest sovereign state in the Americas in both area and population, has 53,000 inhabitants and

Kayaks rest along the beach at Sol Meliá Paradisus in Río Grande. (Larry Luxner)

Puerto Rico looks to tourism to boost sagging economic fortunes

Kayaks rest along the beach at Sol Meliá Paradisus in Río Grande. (Larry Luxner) Puerto Rico, deep in the throes of an economic and fiscal crisis, is losing ground to

Aerial view of Half Moon, a luxury resort near Montego Bay.
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Jamaica aims for 2 million air visitors in 2014

Aerial view of Half Moon, a luxury resort near Montego Bay. (Larry Luxner) On Dec. 30, with only two days left in 2013, Jamaica welcomed its two millionth air passenger to

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Haiti’s economy booming

Cruise-ship port of Labadie, on Haiti's northern coast. (Larry Luxner) Four years after an earthquake killed 300,000 of its people and devastated its capital city, Haiti will outpace all its

Cliffs of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. (Larry Luxner)

Guadeloupe tries to raise profile in lucrative U.S. market

Cliffs of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. (Larry Luxner) Tourism authorities on French-speaking Guadeloupe want to make sure you don’t confuse their island with Mexico’s Isla Guadalupe, a volcanic Pacific biosphere reserve famous

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Grenada marks 40 years of independence

U.S. Army Rangers parachute into Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, October 25 1983.  Grenada, which in October marked the 30th anniversary of the U.S. invasion that overthrew the island’s Marxist

Coconut palms tower over luxury villas along the Caribbean coast at Tortuga Bay, an upscale tourist resort at Punta Cana.
(Larry Luxner)

Dominican Republic leads in Caribbean tourism arrivals

Coconut palms tower over villas along the Caribbean coast at Tortuga Bay. (Larry Luxner) The undisputed king of Caribbean tourism, the Dominican Republic consistently attracts more visitors to its shores than

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