In Jamaica, a Focus on Tourism “Linkages”

 Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” ... [ Read More ]


At the Jamaica Inn, the Art of Being Timeless

 A landmark hotel  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Ultramarine Blue. And it’s been the color of Jamaica Inn since the Ocho Rios resort opened back in 1950. It’s a color so synonymous with the hotel that once you’ve ... [ Read More ]


Why Jamaica Is at a “Critical” Juncture in Its History

 CCJ vote looms By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is approaching a “critical juncture in its history,” according to Justice Minister Mark Golding. That’s because the country’s Senate will soon debate three bills that would amend the constitution to entrench ... [ Read More ]



 A new addition at Club Mobay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club MoBay, the lounge at Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, just got even better. This July, a concourse-level annex was added opposite gate 12, offering a welcome sanctuary ... [ Read More ]


 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital ... [ Read More ]


 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s ... [ Read More ]

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 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced ... [ Read More ]


 A resort company grows By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — It’s been around for 30 years, but Palace Resorts did something momentous earlier this year: it opened its first Caribbean hotel outside of Mexico. Now, the company continues to expand ... [ Read More ]


 A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction ... [ Read More ]


 The Jamaica Product Exchange begins By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica’s leading tourism conference, JAPEX, opened to an enthusiastic crowd Sunday evening at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. This is the 25th edition of JAPEX, which first launched in 1990. At the time, ... [ Read More ]


 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. ... [ Read More ]


 The word “affordable” means so many different things to so many different travelers. That’s why with our newest “Affordable Caribbean” list, we decided to start with a price point, making it as helpful as possible for CJ readers. While prices can ... [ Read More ]


 A new hire for Spanish travel giant By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels and Resorts has named Dimitris Kosvogiannis as general manager of its soon-to-open Melia Braco Village resort in Jamaica. The 226-room, colonial-design resort is slated to open ... [ Read More ]


 A new project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with First Global Bank (FGB) to offer loans to businesses and individuals for the installation of climate-smart technologies in Jamaica. The loans will ... [ Read More ]


 A new kind of stay in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Island Outpost is offering a new kind of stay in Jamaica. It’s called Pantrepant, and it’s a 2,500-acre farm that has long provided produce to all three Island ... [ Read More ]


 A new hire for Hyatt By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s Jamaica all-inclusives have a new general manager. Playa Resorts Management has announced the appointment of Diego Concha as general manager for both the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and the ... [ Read More ]


 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho ... [ Read More ]


 New appointee for the World Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has named Galina Sotirova its new country manager for Jamaica, the organization announced. Sotirova, who assumed duties July 1, has now moved to Kingston to begin ... [ Read More ]