Stacia Howard

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Caribbean Comeback in the Hospitality Industry: Ready Now and Taking Reservations

Business leaders have brought the Islands (and business there) back to life<p>With the Caribbean high season just around the corner, some tourists I've come in contact with have the impression that the islands are essentially shut down. Which is too bad, because through the entrepreneurial work of …

Zara is facing a massive threat that could jeopardize the business

Zara, once a fast-fashion pioneer that brought new styles to its shelves quickly, has been knocked off its perch by online brands that are able to design a product and have it ready for sale in as little as a week, according to a new research report by Fung Global Retail & Technology.<p>Online stores …

10 of the coolest coworking spaces around the world

Author: Makenna Taylor-Gonzalez<p>Creative coworking spaces from Brooklyn to Chiang Mai<p>Working from home, in a hotel or coffee shop can be loud, …

The Stylish Offices of VR Architects in Igoumenitsa, Greece

VR Architects have shared this project with us, the interior design of their own studio, VR Studio.<p>Their offices are located in Igoumenitsa, Greece, …

Interior Design

How Geothermal Energy Will Power St. Kitts Nevis’ Tourism Future

<i>TravelPulse file photo</i><p>Tiny dual-island nation St. Kitts & Nevis has reached a key juncture in a long-running project that will shape its tourism …

LIAT Adds Extra Daily Flight to Dominica

LIAT has added an extra flight to Dominica for the holidays, the company announced.<p>The new flight will operate between Antigua and Dominica daily …

Jamaica Eyes “Next Level” For Medical Tourism

What’s the future for medical tourism in Jamaica?<p>For Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hilton, it’s a bright one, if the country gets the support it …

Tourism

A “Fresh Start” for St Kitts Tourism

<i>A new push in 2016</i><p>By Dana Niland<i><br>CJ Contributor</i><p>The tourism sector in St Kitts and Nevis is poised to receive a “Fresh Start” in 2016, according to …

Caribbean

Tourism Growth Slows in St Lucia

After a very strong year in 2014, the pace of tourism growth in St Lucia has slowed so far in 2015.<p>Last year, the island reported a 6 percent growth …

Tourism

Ashford Completes $64M Purchase of Ritz-Carlton St Thomas

Ashford Hospitality Prime has completed its purchase of the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas for $64 million, the company announced.<p>Concurrent with the …

Hospitality

JetBlue Is Adding a New Route to Puerto Rico

JetBlue is continuing its Caribbean growth with an expansion in Puerto Rico.<p>The carrier is adding a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood …

Caribbean

JetBlue Is Praising the Major US-Mexico Aviation Agreement

By Dana Niland<i><br>CJ Contributor</i><p>The US and Mexico have signed a landmark aviation agreement, and one major carrier to the Caribbean is praising the …

Aviation

St Vincent and the Grenadines to Launch Energy Audit

St Vincent and the Grenadines is launching an energy audit of a group of public buildings in the country.<p>The audit is being financed by the Caribbean …

Caribbean

A New Chef in Turks and Caicos

There’s a new chef in Providenciales.<p>Turks and Caicos’ Blue Haven Resort and Marina has named French Chef Laurent Ajas as the new executive chef at …

Turks and Caicos

Alitalia Launches New Charter Flights to Antigua

Italian air carrier Alitalia is coming to Antigua.<p>The company has officially launched Alitalia flights from Milan to Antigua.<p>The flights will be …

Airports

New Villa Project Breaks Ground in Antigua

Antigua’s Tamarind Hills development has launched a new project.<p>The Ocean One project will see the creation of 57 new one-bedroom suites on the …

United Airlines Launches New Caribbean Flights

As carriers like JetBlue and American Airlines compete to expand in the Caribbean, another carrier is stepping up its game.<p>United Airlines has …

Arnold Palmer’s New Caribbean Project

Grand Cayman’s development boom continues, this time with help from golfing legend Arnold Palmer.<p>The Cayman Islands’ Cabinet has approved terms for a …

Arnold Palmer

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas to Homeport in Miami

Royal Caribbean’s newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas ship will be returning to the company’s fleet in March after a stint with sister brand …

Royal Caribbean

This St Lucia Resort Has a New General Manager

The Landings St Lucia has named a new general manager.<p>The resort has announced the appointment of hospitality veteran Wilbert Mason to the role.<p>Mason …

Solar fuels could be Australia’s biggest energy export

Australian developers are hoping to tap into the voracious demand for clean energy from the big north Asian economies, and create a “solar fuels” …

How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

<b>As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway.</b><p>Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy.<p>Located in the southern state …

Renewable Energy

CM Apartment by 3C+t Capolei Cavalli a.a.

CM Apartment is a private residence located in Rome, Italy.<p>Completed in 2014, it was designed by 3C+t Capolei Cavalli a.a.<p>MORE INSPIRATION<p>CM …

Clean and green, but an electric car can give a driver some shocks

Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars,Greenhouse gas emissions,Travel and transport,Ethical and green living,Motoring,Environment,Technology<p>California’s ambitious target is a million zero-emission cars; along the way some charging issues need to be sorted out<p>A freeway in California, late afternoon …

Electric Vehicles

Aruba Is The Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Tourism Destination in 2015

<i>The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge</i><p>By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015.<p>The Dutch …

A New Caribbean Villa Collection, From Necker to Anguilla

<i>A new villa player aimed at the UK market</i><p>By Dana Niland<i><br>CJ Contributor</i><p>A new tour operator offering an assortment of private villas, villa resorts, and …

This Caribbean Hotel Has a Hurricane Protection Guarantee

<i>The program relaunches</i><p>By Dana Niland<i><br>CJ Contributor</i><p>Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has announced the re-launch of its annual Hurricane Guarantee.<p>The …

Caribbean Home: The Newest Homes at St Lucia’s Sugar Beach

<i>Living under the Pitons</i><p>By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>St Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has launched a new real estate opportunity called the …

Caribbean Tourism Organization Treating Sargassum “Seriously and With Urgency”

<i>What’s next for seaweed problem?</i><p>By Dana Niland<i><br>CJ Contributor</i><p>The seasonal spike of Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean beaches has captured the attention …

AMResorts Adding Another Hotel in Mexico

<i>Another new property as expansion continues</i><p>By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>AMResorts’ regional expansion continues.<p>The company announced plans to open …