CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- Oct. 25, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. OCT. 25, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending Oct. 25, 2019:

Aruba has earned the distinction of being named the fourth top destination in the world for 2020 by Lonely Planet. It is the only Caribbean country in the top four.

The best Caribbean restaurant for 2019 has been announced by Tripadvisor. the honor goes to La Villa Restaurant in St. Martin.

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have inked a deal to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal in Castries — and design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.

Homewood Suites by Hilton this past week opened its milestone 500th property, and its first hotel in the Caribbean Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo, DR. –

Trinidad and Tobago says it increased visitor arrivals by 7 percent to 380,000 for the new fiscal year 2019/2020.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization will close its London and New York offices in January, 2020, according to its new chairman.

And The British Virgin Islands is gearing up for the BVI Food Fête 2019, which will take place throughout the British territory beginning on Nov. 7th at the Scrub Island Resort.