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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Blue Waters, Resort and Spa in Antigua appoints new General Manager

The Blue Waters, Resort & Spa in Antigua has appointed a new General Manager. Kevin Phillips, originally from Barbados, joins the luxury resort following a managerial role at the Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua. Phillips brings years of expertise and experience with him to the new role, after working at luxury resorts in the British Virgin Islands and Barbados.

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Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua set to open in 2021

The long-anticipated redevelopment of one of the Caribbean's most lauded beaches is well underway with the appointment of a hotel management company and a date set for the opening of the new Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua in 2021.

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Antigua 360 Round the Island Race planned for February

This year's Antigua 360 is planned for February 16. The event is the third of its kind and is a precursor to the RORC Caribbean 600 offshore classic. The Antigua 360 was conceived by Stan Pearson and fellow sailors and in the years since the inaugural event, it has become one of the premier sailing events in the Caribbean.

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St Mary’s Court Antigua debuts with Rum Bus Beach bar

A new beach bar has opened in south-west Antigua, attached to St Mary's Court Best Western Premier Hotel, which is under construction and due to debut next summer 2018. The unique Rum Bus Beach is themed around an imported London routemaster bus, and is also the official bar of the Caribbean's iconic Mount Gay rum brand.

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Cruise industry in Antigua and Barbuda set to break record by end of the year

The cruise industry in Antigua and Barbuda is thriving, according to recent figures from the nation's tourism ministry. An anticipated 459,138 cruise passengers are expected to visit the twin island nation between October and December this year. More than 220 cruise ship calls will be made during this period, including 12 new cruises from ships that have never visited the Caribbean country.

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Caribbean island of Antigua open to tourists following Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean island of Antigua is open for business following the devastating Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Many of the island nation’s attractions, activities, restaurants and hotels have reopened to the public, and many more will reopen over the next couple of months before the peak winter season begins. The island’s airport and cruise berths have also re-opened to travellers.

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TOWIE stars spotted sunning themselves in Antigua

Stars from reality TV show The Only Way is Essex shared a series of instagram snaps documenting their summer holidays on the Caribbean island of Antigua last month. Couples Amber Dowding and Chris Clark, and Courtney Green and Myles Barnett photographed themselves staying at luxury resorts Pineapple Beach Club and St James Club and Villas.

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Elite Island Resorts expands its "Inside and Out" wellbeing menu

As part of its ongoing efforts to keep innovating their product offering in the Caribbean, the Elite Island Resorts group is expanding its selection of wellbeing activities, offered to guests on a complimentary basis and added to the scheduled of daily activities to be enjoyed. From bespoke colouring books to sketch club workshops and a water-based workout regime, guests will have more options than ever to make the most of their Caribbean holidays with Elite Island Resorts.

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Blue Diamond to manage Antigua's Jolly Beach Resort and Spa

Antiqua's famed Jolly Beach Resort & Spa will come under the management of Blue Diamond beginning on September 1. The resort is considered one of Antigua's best all-inclusive resorts. Blue Diamond is based in Toronto but is the fastest growing resort chain in the Caribbean, with 14,000 rooms in six countries.

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Future looks sunny for Antigua and Barbuda's cruise industry

The Minister of Tourism for Antigua and Barbuda, Asot Michael, has announced its plans to enhance the cruise facilities on the twin-island Caribbean nation. The smaller island of Barbuda is to be turned into a cruise destination, while the main island of Antigua will see further construction work following an investment of nearly $50 million in the main harbour in St Johns last year.

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