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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.

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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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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Cocos Hotel Antigua introduces Plunge Pool Cottages

Adding to its boutique charm and sense of intimacy, the all-inclusive, adults-only Cocos Hotel Antigua has recently added a new set of two exclusive villas that come with private plunge pools overlooking the ocean. These latest additions to the small and elegant adults-only resort increases the total number of signature cottages to three. Now guests can choose from two more accommodation options at this cosy village-style hideaway.

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Marriott starts work on new Antigua beach resort

International hotel brand Marriott will open its first resort on the Caribbean island of Antigua. The new five-star Coconut Beach resort – part of the brand's Autograph Collection – broke ground at the beginning of December and is slated to open in early 2019.

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Antigua and Barbuda recommends top honeymoon hotels

Antigua and Barbuda tourism has released a guide to the best hotels for a honeymoon in the twin-island Caribbean nation, highlighting the island's top boutique resorts and eco beach hotels for romance, privacy and peace.

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Ocean Point Resort in Antigua revamps and goes all inclusive

The Ocean Point Resort on the Caribbean island of Antigua has new management and has undergone significant changes. The restaurant and bar has been completely revamped, the resort now offers an all-inclusive plan and all rooms are being updated with Italian bed linens and remodelled bathrooms.

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Antigua and Barbuda named "Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination" again

Antigua and Barbuda has been named as the "Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination" at the 2016 World Travel Awards Caribbean and North American Gala Ceremony. The twin-island nation scooped the prestigious award for the second year in a row at the annual ceremony, and it strengthened its position as one of the world's leading honeymoon and wedding destinations.

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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.

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.

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.