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Sargassum: The seaweed deluge hitting Caribbean shores

Sargassum: The seaweed deluge hitting Caribbean shores

When waves of sargassum – a type of seaweed – washed up on Eastern Caribbean shores seven years ago, people hoped it was a one-off. Matted piles swamped coastlines from Tobago to Anguilla. “In 2011 it was the first time we’d seen it.” says Professor Hazel Oxenford, an expert in …

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Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November

Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November

Image credit: Sandals Resorts/Twitter Hospitality giants Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Caesars Entertainment have joined the growing, cross-sector fight against single-use plastics with ambitious phase-out plans for plastic straws and stirrers. This week, SRI announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands — Jamaica, the Bahamas, …

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Cruise Execs Talk Caribbean Recovery, One Year Later

Cruise Execs Talk Caribbean Recovery, One Year Later

This month last year, Hurricane Irma blew through the eastern Caribbean, causing sizable damage to a small portion of the million-square-mile region that included Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and the British Virgin Islands.  On Thursday, Adam Goldstein, vice chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and chairman of the Florida-Caribbean …

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Holland America Line Explores Three Mexican Riviera Ports on …

Holland America Line Explores Three Mexican Riviera Ports on ...

Three ships to feature 22 seven- and 11-day cruises through 2019 SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — From mariachi to margaritas, the vibrant spirit of Mexico comes alive aboard three Holland America Line ships during the 2019 Mexico cruise season. From January through December 2019, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Oosterdam will sail …

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Holland America Line Announces 2019 Mexico Cruise Season

Holland America Line Announces 2019 Mexico Cruise Season

From mariachi to margaritas, the vibrant spirit of Mexico comes alive aboard three Holland America Line ships during the 2019 Mexico cruise season. From January through December 2019, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Oosterdam will sail a series of seven- and 11-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego, California, that include calls at Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas …

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Sandals Resorts Announces First Phase of Single-Use Plastic Elimination

Sandals Resorts Announces First Phase of Single-Use Plastic Elimination

WHY IT RATES: When choosing a hotel for a client’s next vacation, travel agents should consider the environmentally friendly Sandals Resorts.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. gallery icon 5 Suites You Can Only Experience at Bellagio Las Vegas Delicious Dining For Adults Only in the Riviera Maya #####IMG000000000##### Sandos Ranks …

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Antigua included in Sandals’ elimination of single-use plastic

Antigua included in Sandals' elimination of single-use plastic

An aerial view of Sandals Grande Antigua (photo courtest sandals.com) The Sandals Grande Resort in Antigua is included in a massive elimination of single use plastic stirrers and straws at Sandals resorts in the Caribbean. The project, began yesterday to coincide with the first day of Pollution Prevention Week. In …

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