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CHTA Marketplace Coming to Jamaica in 2019

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

Grand Hyatt Coming to the Cayman Islands

 By Alexander Britell A grand hotel is coming to Grand Cayman. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a major new hotel project in the Cayman Islands. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Ltd …

Jamaica’s Half Moon Names New Brand Director

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Half Moon resort has named a new director of brand and communications. The iconic Montego Bay property has promoted Laura Redpath to the role, in which she will be responsible for Half Moon’s branding, …

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Cozumel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Vacation Express is launching new flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a pair of Caribbean destinations. The carrier is slated to launch new nonstop flights from CVG to both Grand Bahama and Cozumel, …

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 While Montego Bay is known largely for its all-inclusive product, there are a number of charming European-plan Montego Bay hotels and resorts tucked away in the destination. These greater Montego Bay hotels are the best of Jamaican hospitality, with an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has debuted its newest overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, this time on the south coast of Jamaica. The company opened its 12 new over-the-water bungalows to guests at the Sandals South Coast …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new air traffic control tower at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport will become fully operational next month, according to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority. “Our team in Montego Bay is ready to move over. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, has broken ground on a new $12 million USD project aimed at rehabilitating the airport’s taxiways. The project will include the removal and reconstruction …

jamaica cruise industry

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Caribbean destinations in the Caribbean are seeing particularly strong increases in interest for the holiday season, according to new data from the Expedia group. Punta Cana, San Juan, Montego Bay and Aruba have the …

 The Caribbean’s tourism season is about to heat up. But if you’re planning a new getaway to the islands right now, the good news is that there are some deals to be found, particularly on your flight. That’s where Fareness …

negril

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and Ocho …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is making a major push in the Caribbean, with more nonstop flights in its portfolio. Southwest has officially launched new daily flights to both the Turks and Caicos Islands and Punta Cana, Dominican …

 By Alexander Britell We drive down the path of an old coastal highway, a now-bumpy dirt road that was here during the jet set days, when Montego Bay was the among the Caribbean’s first big travel hotspots. After a short …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new adults-only resort in Jamaica: Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa. The latest new all-inclusive property for Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts held its officially ribbon cutting this week during the JAPEX Jamaica …

jamaica cruise industry

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican destination of Montego Bay saw big growth in the first half of 2017, according to the latest data from travel giant Expedia. Montego Bay saw nearly 20 percent growth in the first half, …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t always easy finding a great Cuban cigar in the Caribbean. That’s why you’re always best off heading for an official Habanos Point or Casa del Habano, those officially licensed by Habanos. But in Montego Bay, …

 By Alexander Britell A game-changing resort has opened its doors in Jamaica. Set on a private cove in the heart of Montego Bay, the beautiful Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa officially debuted this week as a new kind …

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …