CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- SEPT. 27, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. SEPT. 27, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending Sept. 27, 2019:

The search is on for Lucy Schuhmann, a 48-year-old Kentucky woman, who reportedly vanished from an Airbnb she was staying in St. John in the US Virgin Islands where she was vacationing alone. any one with info, is urged to call (866)-995-8467.

A GoFundMe account has so far raised over US $250,000 for Scott Hapgood, the US national facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 27-year-old resort worker in the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

Canada is again warning its nationals to avoid non-essential travel’ advisory for Haiti due to the potential for civil unrests throughout the country.

In Cuba, vacationers and crew members of Thomas Cook, Britain’s oldest travel agency and travel services firm, were this week inittially prevented from leaving their accommodation, with airline professionals tweeting that hotels were demanding they foot the bill. But Repatriation flights were later arranged with the aid of the British Ambassador to Cuba.

UK Travel Experts are forecasting that the shutdown of Thomas Cook, Britain’s oldest travel agency and travel services firm, will have implications for visitor arrivals in destinations including the Caribbean.

Three new resorts are coming to the Dominican Republic this november. they are: Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana and Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda.

Look out for Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, opening on the island of Dominica on Oct. 14th.

Low-cost US carrier, Sun Country Airlines, has announced plans to launch a new nonstop route from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Nassau in The Bahamas this December.

Talk of A Caribbean Resilience Fund also took center stage this week at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations.

And Travel Leaders and Royal Caribbean will reward passengers sailing to Nassau and/or Perfect Day at Coco-Cay in The Bahamas with up to $100 in onboard spending money. Reservations must be made between October 1-7 for cruise departures after October 18.

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