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Jamaica Tourism Just Had Its Best Summer Ever 

 Jamaica just had its best summer of tourism – ever.  The Caribbean island posted its best stopover visitor arrivals figures and highest foreign exchange earnings for any summer in the history of the country.  The island has eclipsed what had been …

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Chukka Caribbean Is Opening a New Attraction in Antigua 

 Jamaica-based nature adventure company CHUKKA Caribbean Adventure is expanding to Antigua.  The company is working with the government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Ministry of Tourism and Investments on a public-private partnership to develop, manage and operate a new …

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Jamaica Tourism Is Expecting an “Unbelievable Year” in 2023

 Jamaica has big expectations for tourism in 2023, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The island’s tourism chief says 2023 will be a “great comeback year” for the hospitality sector, with both earnings and arrivals expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels.  …

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 Spirit Airlines is launching the only nonstop service between Connecticut and Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The low-cost carrier is kicking off nonstop service between Hartford’s Bradley International Airport and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.  “Spirit Airlines is excited …

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 The newest Caribbean destination to waive all of its travel health restrictions?  Antigua and Barbuda, one of the Caribbean’s booming tourism destinations.  The twin-island hotspot just announced that travelers no longer needed to show proof of vaccination or a negative …

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 Montego Bay. Ocho Rios. Negril. Falmouth. Most visitors to Jamaica are familiar with the island’s main tourism districts, but there is one destination that’s been glaringly absent from most Jamaican travel itineraries for the past half-century: the capital city of …

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 Just a few years ago, overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean were a rarity.  Then Sandals entered the market with its overwater villas in Jamaica, ushering in a new “overwater age” in the Caribbean.  Sandals added more resorts with overwater …

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 Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network in the pandemic, and now the company is adding two more routes to the region.  Frontier has announced plans to launch new flights from Atlanta to both Nassau, The …

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 Hilton just held its grand opening for the new ROK Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.  The hotel, part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is expected to inject new energy into the city’s downtown.  The 168-room hotel, which is owned by …

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 Jamaica’s tourism sector is nearing a “full recovery” from the impact of the pandemic, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “[The] good news is that Jamaica has now recovered 90 percent from the COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism sector,” Bartlett …

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 A three-day vacation on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach followed by another four days in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay?  That’s the thinking behind a new collaboration push by Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  The two destinations have kickstarted talks …

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 European travel giant is adding more flights to Jamaica, the company said this week.  TUI plans to expand its presence in Jamaica in the summer of 2023 with increased flights.  The news was revealed during a meeting with the Jamaica …

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 Cayman Airways’ weekly service between Grand Cayman and Montego Bay is back.  The weekly route officially restarted last week, the first time it has operated since the onset of the pandemic.  Cayman Airways is operating the flights on Thursdays, using …

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 Jamaica’s strong tourism summer got a boost from the recent return of the Reggae Sumfest music festival.  The legendary Montego Bay event was held from July 18-23, the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “We were thrilled to …

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 Hilton has officially opened its newest Caribbean hotel: the ROK Kingston hotel in the heart of Jamaica’s capital.  The hotel actually opened ahead of schedule — it had been slated to open its doors in September.  “Our doors are officially …

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 Montego Bay, Jamaica is the leading summer “travel recovery city” of 2022, according to a new report from ForwardKeys.  The Jamaican tourism hub is seeing major improvement over what was already a strong period for the destination last summer, according …

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 There are so many resorts clamoring for the travelers’ attention in the Caribbean that it’s easy to overlook smaller but more budget-friendly hotels where it’s still possible to book a room for under $100 a night. The tradeoff for paying …

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 Cayman Airways is relaunching its service between Grand Cayman and Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The restarted nonstop service is set to begin on Aug. 4, the national flag carrier announced on Facebook.  The flights are operating daily; the Grand Cayman-Montego Bay …