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This Kingston, Jamaica Hotel Just Completed a $2M Renovation 

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One of Kingston’s top hotels has just completed a significant renovation and rebranding, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites has finished a $2 million renovation program, one that began in December 2022.  The project included upgrades to […]

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Jamaica Just Topped 4.15 Million Total Visitors 

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Jamaica’s record-breaking 2023 included a total of 4.15 million total combined visitors to the island, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That included a record 2,886,064 stopover visitors, a 16.4 percent increase over 2022.  The stopover record was accompanied by […]

Flights

Delta Is Relaunching Nonstop Flights From New York to Kingston, Jamaica 

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Delta Air Lines is bringing back nonstop flights between New York and a burgeoning travel destiantion in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  It’s another new route for Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport, an air hub that has quietly been adding […]

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Jamaica Adding New Automated Passport Kiosks

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In a a bid to expedite processing at two of the Caribbean’s busiest airports, Jamaica is adding new automated passport control kiosks in Kingston and Montego Bay.  The new kiosks aim to “streamline passenger flow,” according to a statement from […]


The Cool List: the Coolest Hotels in the Caribbean for 2024

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They’re different. They’re fun, they’re colorful, they’re unique. They’re themselves. The Caribbean has no shortage of cool hotels and in this, Caribbean Journal’s 12th annual Cool List, we highlight the places that hit you in a different way, that do […]


The 25 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, from Adults-Only to Boutique

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What is an all-inclusive resort? In recent years, the answer to that question has changed dramatically. Today, all-inclusive means a resort that is at the cutting edge of travel trends, one that is catering to the demands of a massive […]

Flights

This Airline Is Launching Jamaica-Barbados Flights

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Fast-growing regional carrier interCaribbean is adding a major new nonstop route next month: scheduled service between Barbados and Kingston, Jamaica.  InterCaribbean, which is based in Turks and Caicos, has been steadily adding to its regional network in the last year, […]


The 25 Best Caribbean Beach Bars for 2024

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What is the first thing you want to do after you land at an airport in the Caribbean? For many, it’s a pretty simple answer. Make your way, by car or boat, to your sandy chair, cocktail in hand, at […]


The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean - 2024

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Don’t be fooled: there is a formula to creating a great restaurant. It’s the same formula we use to evaluate the region’s best places to eat. You see, every great restaurant is built on three core pillars: food, service and […]

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Jamaica Has a New Tourism Goal: 8 Million Visitors

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Jamaica has a new tourism ambition: 8 million combined air and cruise visitors.  That’s the goal stated by Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who said the island is already anticipating a “tourism boom.” “We are going after 8 million visitors […]


Jamaica Is Expecting Its Biggest Winter Travel Season Ever

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It’s been a record-breaking year for travel in Jamaica, and now the island is projecting an even stronger winter season.  The 2023-2024 season, which effectively kicks off this week, is projected to bring in more than one million stopover visitors, […]


Jamaica Eyeing 4 Million Combined Visitors This Year 

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Jamaica is expecting to top 4 million combined visitors in 2023 — that is, putting together both air and cruise passenger arrivals.  Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is on pace to record 4.1 million visitors — a number he thinks is […]


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