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Why Marriott Is Bullish on All-Inclusive

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US Virgin Islands Leading Caribbean Tourism Rebound

 It was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen amid the pandemic. Now it’s leading the Caribbean’s tourism rebound.  The United States Virgin Islands, buoyed by its class-leading Travel Screening Portal, was the top performing destination I the Caribbean …

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Jamaica Vaccinates 2,000 More Tourism Workers

 Jamaica has vaccinated more than 2,000 tourism workers in its latest vaccination drive.  The total came after just three days, using one of three vaccines made available as part of the newly-established Tourism Vaccination Task Force.  That included 1,200 workers …

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 It doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t grow in a week. It can take years. It can take decades.  Or, in the case of the legendary Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica — it can nearly three quarters of a century.  Since …

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 The island of Jamaica is mourning one of its leading musical lights: producer Lee “Scratch” Perry, who passed away this week.  Perry, considered one of the founding fathers of reggae music, was first a pioneer of dub music back in …

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 Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is on a major drive to get workers in the industry vaccinated, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “We are looking now at an incentive program with transportation and possibly some refreshment and entertainment and so …

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 It’s one of the loveliest sounds in the Caribbean: the twilight serenade of tree frogs.  We captured this beautiful music during a recent stay at the Eclipse at Half Moon resort in Jamaica, a moment of pure Caribbean.  It’s song …

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 An International task force has been established to help respond to the immediate and long-term needs of tourism in Haiti. The Jamaica-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center will be coordinating the task force, led by Jamaica Tourism Minister …

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 Fast-expanding carrier Frontier Airlines is adding another new route to one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations. Beginning Dec. 17, the low-cost carrier will kick off three weekly flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s part …

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 Virgin Atlantic is adding even more flights to the Caribbean this upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The expansion will be headlined by an increase in daily London Heathrow-Barbados flights to 11 times a week.  That’s along with an …

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 Bahia Principe is reopening a second resort in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive company will reopen the adults-only Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay on Sept. 1.  “We are very pleased to add Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay to …

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 American Airlines is set to add another new route to the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline will launch new service from Philadelphia International Airport to Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport beginning Nov. 4.  “We’re …

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 The first cruise ship in Jamaica since the onset of the pandemic called on Ocho Rios this week.  Carnival Sunshine’s return to Jamaica marked what officials called a “major step” in the phased reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector.  “We welcome …

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 Bob used to come here in the 1970s.  So did the Rolling Stones.  There’s music all over the place — The Harder They Come posters on the walls; the tributes to the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown. And every room …

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 Virgin Atlantic is expanding its service to the island of Jamaica, with plans for a new route from Manchester in November.  Beginning Nov. 6, Virgin Atlantic will operate thrice-weekly flights between Manchester and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.  The carrier …

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 One of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts is joining the Zoëtry brand.  The Marigot Bay Resort will soon relaunch as an all-inclusive under the AMR Collection’s wellness-focused Zoëtry brand.  The rebranded Zoëtry Marigot Bay St Lucia will be the first AMR …

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 Jamaica native and global music legend Jimmy Cliff has released his first new music in four years.  It’s called “Human Touch,” and it’s a new single and video aimed at promoting “human interaction” amid the realities of the pandemic.  “As …

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 It’s the Caribbean’s fastest-growing airline right now: Frontier Airlines, the low-cost carrier that keeps adding new routes to the region amid the pandemic. The latest? New service from Miami International Airport to both Aruba and Turks and Caicos, both of …