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How does Cuba affect USVI Tourism?

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The heat is already being felt by the other Caribbean islands about the potential of opening up Cuba to the US Citizens for Tourism… STATEMENT BY BEVERLY NICHOLSON-DOTY, COMMISSIONER OF TOURISM, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS President Obama’s announcement of plans to normalize relations with Cuba has a number of positive implications for relations between the two countries. This change in relationship …

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Things to Know BEFORE You Go The Cayman Islands

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. CAYMAN …

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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to the Dominican Republic

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. DOMINICAN …

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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to Jamaica

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. JAMAICA …

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How to Get To the Cayman Islands

Airports and airlines: 70 minute flight from Miami. Over 50 non-stop flights a week into Cayman, to Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell Airport (CYB) on Cayman Brac. Interisland service on Cayman Express to Little Cayman. Direct service from Miami on Cayman Airways. Service also provided by Air Canada, Delta, British Airways, American Airlines, US …

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How to Get to the Dominican Republic

Airports and airlines: Las Américas, Santo Domingo (SDQ), Punta Cana (PUJ) serving Bávaro and Punta Cana; Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón (POP); Santiago’s Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao (STI); El Catey (AZS), Samaná; La Romana (LRM), Casa de Campo. Serving Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Jamaica, American Airlines, Continental, COPA, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Spirit, US Airways, and Caribbean Airlines …

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How to Get to Jamaica

Airports and airlines: 1 1⁄4 hours from Miami. International airports are Sangster International, Montego Bay (MBJ); Norman Manley, Kingston (KIN); Ian Fleming International, Ocho Rios. Served by American Airlines, WestJet, US Airways, Delta, Air Jamaica, Air Canada, British Airways. Regional services on Caribbean Airlines. Cruise ports: Major cruise ports at Ocho Rios, Falmouth and Montego Bay, served by Carnival, Celebrity, …

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How to Get Around in The Cayman Islands

Drive on the left. Rental agencies and taxis are plentiful at the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). Car rental agencies require a driving permit, costing US$7.50 and valid for 6 months. Most agencies are located around the airport terminal on Grand Cayman. The Cayman bus service is restricted to eight routes, with 38 buses, and is the most popular choice …

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How to Get Around the Dominican Republic

Car rentals are easy to find around the airports, but you must be at least 25 years old and will have to leave a credit card deposit. Driving in the Dominican Republic is not for the faint of heart. Although the highways are good, traffic is erratic and police along the way more likely to solicit bribes than keep things …

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How to Get Around Jamaica

Traffic drives on the left. Car rentals are abundant around the airports, ports and tourist areas, but renters must be 21 years (some companies require 25) and a US$500 deposit is required. Visitors can use their home driver’s license for short stays. Be warned that gas is measured in Imperial gallons and that most gas stations only take cash. Although …

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