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Playa Completes Acquisition of Five Resorts in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has completed its acquisition of five all-inclusive properties in Jamaica. The deal with Sagicor Group Limited also includes two adjacent oceanfront land sites on the north coast of …

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Southwest Adding More Flights to Cabo San Lucas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is adding more service to Mexico’s tourism hubs, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is set to launch new international service between Chicago Midway and Cabo San Lucas-Los Cabos in Mexico. The new …

Excellence Oyster Bay Opens in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Jamaica’s most highly-anticipated resorts in some time has officially debuted in Greater Montego Bay. Excellence Group has opened its new adults-only Excellence Oyster Bay, the brand’s first property outside of Mexico and the …

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 By Alexander Britell Kingston’s Spanish Court is expanding to Montego Bay, and the long-awaited hotel is now planning a fall debut. The property, which had initially been known as the Spanish Court, will now be launched as the S Hotel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new place to meet in Montego Bay. Sandals Resorts International has announced the launch of its new luxury conference center at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica. The 3,000-square-foot facility has its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel giant Sunwing is planning to relaunch a series of flights from Canada to the Caribbean this upcoming tourist season. The flights will operate weekly from Saskatoon and Regina in Saskatchewan from Nov. 5 through …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Spirit now the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean? The Florida-based low-cost carrier is certainly making the effort, with the launch of another new daily flight to the Caribbean. Spirit has begun operating new …

 All-inclusives have changed a lot in recent years. Everything has been taken to the next level: the food, the activities, the entertainment, the overall design. But Jamaica’s newest all-inclusive is something else entirely — a new kind of all-inclusive concept. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica will host a tourism resilience and crisis management center to deal with climate-related issues, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The center, which will be located at the University of the West Indies, Mona …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most iconic resorts is readying a dramatic transformation. Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Half Moon resort is in the midst of a $75 million renovation project that will mean a total “rebirth” of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the biggest hotel transaction in the Caribbean so far in 2018, Playa Hotels and Resorts has acquired a substantial portfolio of resorts in Jamaica. The company has acquired the Hilton Rose Hall, the Jewel …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is reporting a big increase in visitor arrivals to the island for the first two months of the year. The announcement came from Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at a cocktail reception at the Terra …

 It isn’t hard to find jerk in Jamaica – particularly in Montego Bay, where the area’s main highway on the way to Ocho Rios is filled with roadside jerk shacks, led by the world-famous Scotchie’s. But there’s one shack in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A significant new hotel project is making its debut in Jamaica this June. The Excellence Group’s Oyster Bay resort is slated to hold its grand opening in Trelawny, Jamaica on June 1, the island’s government …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Tryall Club villa resort has added a pair of new luxury villas to its rental portfolio. The Montego Bay-area property has added the hip four-bedroom Aqua Bay, along with the “timelessly elegant” Quinntessential [sic]” …

 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. …

 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 …

 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, …