CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- JULY 3, 2019

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Aerial view of White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 3, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending July 3, 2019:

Musician Rick Springfield says he is canning his upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the world’s best vacation destinations says the best place to visit in the Caribbean is the British Virgin Islands.

Airlines Reporting Corp. this week says ticket refunds to the Dominican Republic for previously purchased tickets have increased.

The Global Tourism and Crisis Management Centre will partner MIT to research the potential threat of sargassum to Jamaica and wider Caribbean.

Saddleback Cay, the private Bahamas island that was the backdrop to the infamous Fyre Festival promotional video, is now on sale for a cool $11.8m.

A new 124-room Morgan Resort & Spa plans to open in St. Maarten on Dec. 15 on the site of the former Alegria hotel near the airport.

Rave Reviews has ranked the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort as the best all-inclusive on the island.

And if you are looking for a last minute hotel deal, Mark Ellwood, a contributing editor at Condé Nast traveler, says he swears by Hotel Tonight.

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