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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- AUGUST 16, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 16, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending Aug. 16, 2019:

An Australian man has died after falling overboard on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of Seas cruise ship near St. Thomas, USVI.

Canada is urging nationals to avoid non-essential travel to Haiti while warning them to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to 6 Caribbean countries.

Majestic Resorts in the dominican republic where a Delaware woman says she was beaten unconscious is closing temporarily due to low occupancy.

St Barts is back with a bang and has earned the title of safest and most crime-free island in the Caribbean from Exceptional Villas.

After reducing daily flights from 6 to 4 in November 2018 to haiti, American Airlines now says it will be reducing down to once daily from Miami.

The government of Jamaica has extended a state of emergency across several of its popular tourist destinations to Oct. 28, citing a significant increase of violent crime.

Uzbekistan plans to allow 30-day visa free travel for nationals of several Caribbean nations including Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba and Dominica.

Hyatt Hotels has officially made its debut at the Coco Beach development in Puerto Rico with The Resort at Coco Beach.

Travel agents can experience the adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas this fall and receive a third night free.

Bequia Beach Hotel, on the island of Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is debuting Bequia Air this Dec. for travel for hotel guests between Barbados and Bequia.

And This December 9th you can have a 4-Night royal Caribbean Cruise for $166 per person if you book by this month.

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