In Jamaica, a Focus on Tourism “Linkages”

Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” […]


At the Jamaica Inn, the Art of Being Timeless

A landmark hotel  By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon It’s called Ultramarine Blue. And it’s been the color of Jamaica Inn since the Ocho Rios resort opened back in 1950. It’s a color so synonymous with the hotel that once you’ve been a […]


Why Jamaica Is at a “Critical” Juncture in Its History

CCJ vote looms By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is approaching a “critical juncture in its history,” according to Justice Minister Mark Golding. That’s because the country’s Senate will soon debate three bills that would amend the constitution to entrench […]

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This Top Caribbean Airport Lounge Just Got Even Better

A new addition at Club Mobay By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Club MoBay, the lounge at Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, just got even better. This July, a concourse-level annex was added opposite gate 12, offering a welcome […]

A Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Recipe

The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself […]

A Major New Hotel Is Coming to Kingston (And It's Green, Too)

A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s […]


CJ First Look: The New Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s […]

Jamaica Secures 60,000 New Airline Seats

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More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced […]

Jamaica’s Hotel Boom

A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction […]


Jamaica’s Leading Tourism Conference Begins in Montego Bay

The Jamaica Product Exchange begins By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica’s leading tourism conference, JAPEX, opened to an enthusiastic crowd Sunday evening at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. This is the 25th edition of JAPEX, which first launched in 1990. At the time, […]

New Luxury Hotel Brand Coming to Jamaica

A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. […]

Melia Names GM at New Jamaica Resort

A new hire for Spanish travel giant By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels and Resorts has named Dimitris Kosvogiannis as general manager of its soon-to-open Melia Braco Village resort in Jamaica. The 226-room, colonial-design resort is slated to open […]


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