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Jamaica Tourist Arrivals

How Jamaica Tourism Is Performing

 Jamaica saw a 2.8 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2016, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country welcomed a total of 2.18 million tourists last year, buoyed by a 4.6 percent improvement in United …

Jamaica Is Seeing a Hotel Development Boom

 Jamaica is seeing a major increase in hotel development, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The island saw nearly 2,400 new hotel rooms added to its hotel stock last year, with an additional 1,035 rooms now under construction and slated …

New Flights from Nashville to Jamaica

 Vacation Express is launching new nonstop flights from Nashville to Jamaica, the company announced this week. The new flights will depart weekly from Nashville International Airport on Mondays for six-night packages beginning July 10 through Aug. 7. The flights to …

LATEST NEWS

 Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has announced a big new way to see the island. But, in fact, it’s pretty small. On March 1, the company will debut MINI-Routes, two new tours that allow guests to drive themselves …

 A new beach hotel is coming to Jamaica’s tourism hub. The Spanish Court brand is expanding with the new Spanish Court Montego Bay, slated to open this fall, the company announced at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Nassau this …

 Jamaica and Singapore are partnering on the development of a special economic zone in Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness met last week with Daniel Seah, deputy director of the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and representatives from the Special …

 Jamaica is looking to get a boost in the luxury market, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Minister said he had been seeing new interest from luxury hotel investors — following n agreement with the Excellence Group to build …

 Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel has teamed up with London-based resort wear brand PRISM to debut an exclusive pop-up, featuring highlights from recent collections, at the hotel this winter. The styles, which include the brand’s signature luxury sunglasses, unique swimsuits and stylish …

 I’m sitting in a chair, looking through a picture window to the turquoise sea. There’s a four poster bed behind me, a telescope at my right. There are no sounds, no speakers, just waves and birds and wind. This might be …

 Jamaica has agreed host the 2017 to host a major conference to commemorate the 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.   The event, which is a collaborative effort between the Government of …

Excellence Oyster Bay

 A major new hotel is coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has announced a new venture in Montego Bay: Excellence Oyster Bay. The company plans to break ground on the resort in the next few …

 Jamaica is making a push to harness the power of its craft sector. The country’s government has announced plans to establish a Craft Development Institute, in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The institute, …

 Your newest healthy recipe By Chef Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor During the Christmas rush, I heard folks in Jamaica were frantically checking their lists and checking them twice, they had to find out if they bought plastic or rice! Reports were …

Rumology

 The Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios is offering a rather innovative new course for guests: rumology. The complimentary weekly classes outline the rich history of rum in Jamaica, and give guests the chance to sample some of the most …

 Sandals is working on a major new hotel in Portland, Jamaica. The company has begun work on a $100 million redevelopment of the former Dragon Bay Hotel in Portland, with the property set to start operation in 2019. According to …

 Jamaica’s two major airport are getting a serious upgrade thanks to the construction of a pair of state-of-the-art air traffic control towers. The $14.8 million project will see the construction of new towers at both Norman Manley International Airport and …

 Jamaica says it is poised for a major expansion of health tourism. Diane Edwards, the president of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation, says the island is developing a “competitive advantage” over other Caribbean countries by putting a focus on diagnostic and …

 Jamaica has big plans for the destination of Port Antonio on the island’s eastern end. The small destination has been receiving increased attention in recent years in large part due to the efforts to two hotels: Geejam and Trident — but …