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Expedia: Strong Interest in Caribbean for Winter Travel 

 The Caribbean is seeing strong interest from travelers for the upcoming winter season, according to new data from travel giant Expedia.  Recent searches for the upcoming winter season have jumped by 15 percent, compared to what was already a strong …

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Couples Resorts to Debut New Look at Jamaica All-Inclusive

 Couples Resorts is set to relaunch one of its signature all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica this year following a major renovation.  The company is nearing completion of a $12 million renovation project of its Couples Sans Souci resort in Ocho Rios, …

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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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 Jamaica just topped 1 million visitors in 2022, an arrival pace that shows no signs of slowing down.  That’s been buoyed by what has been dramatic airlift growth for Jamaica amid the pandemic, including yet another route that launched this …

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 It’s getting easier than ever to fly to Ian Fleming International Airport, the fast-growing destination near Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  Another flight is now serving the airport, with the launch of a nonstop charter flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to …

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 InterCaribbean Airways has launched new service to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  The Turks and Caicos-based carrier has officially kicked off flights between Providenciales and Ocho Rios’ Ian Fleming International Airport.  The new service, which is operating once weekly, is the first …

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 American Airlines has just launched a pair of new Caribbean routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline has kicked off new service from Austin, Texas to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and the island of Cozumel, Mexico.  Both are …

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 If you want to stay in the middle of all the action on the north coast of Jamaica, the former fishing village of Ocho Rios is an attractive option. Home to famous Dunn’s River Falls, the Mystic Mountain adventure park …

 Travelers who want to enjoy the legendary north shore beaches of Jamaica but avoid the big tourist districts of Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril have long known to detour east to the small resorts in Port Antonio, a coastal …

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  Mystic Mountain, the Ocho Rios-area adventure attraction in Jamaica, is on the market, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned. Wilfred Baghaloo, the licensed trustee from PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica, was appointed the receiver-manager of the project in February. This story is part …

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  American Airlines is launching its third destination in Jamaica.  Beginning in November, American will launch its first-ever service to Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios.  The new service will operate twice weekly between Miami and Ocho Rios, operated …

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  It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning March 1, 2022, Jamaica will no longer require visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form.  It’s “one less hurdle for travelers to Jamaica” the …

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  By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Jamaica Sotheby’s International Realty recently listed one of its first properties since opening up shop in Kingston. This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate …

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  Sotheby’s International Realty has opened its newest office in the Caribbean: Jamaica.  In what could be a major move for a large but still largely unheralded luxury real estate market, the brand has added Reside Realty Ltd, which will …

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  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 …

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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 …

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  Sandals Resorts International is opening three new resorts in the Caribbean, two under the Sandals Brand and another under the Beaches brand, Caribbean Journal Invest has exclusively learned.  The all-inclusive leader will be transforming two properties it acquired from …

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  The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

 

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