CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- MAY 17, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 17, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending May 17, 2019:

The US this week said there is considerable risk from crime in Barbados in its latest OSAC SAfety And Crime Report.

The US is warning travelers to avoid  Crab Hill, Saint Lucy And Ivy, Saint Michael, Barbados at nights.

In the wake of mounting public pressure, TripAdvisor now says it will flag sexual assault warnings on reviews.

Plans to close Beaches Turks and Caicos hotel from September 7, 2020 to October 22, 2020 have officially been scrapped.

Award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon is set to receive the first ever Distinguished Friend of the Caribbean award this June in NYC.

Travel expert Doug Lansky will keynote the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum event in Miami this June.

Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World have expanded their existing loyalty alliance to hotels in At Least Two Caribbean nations.

Through May 20th, you can book a Balcony Bella at the same price as an Ocean View Bella stateroom on select MSC Cruises Caribbean cruises.

Delta says it plans to add daily seasonal service from boston to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from Dec. 21st.

And The Sands at Grace Bay, turks and caicos is now offering summer deals at $210 nightly on stays there.