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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

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Half Moon Resort in Jamaica announces new programme of kids’ activities for 2017 Camp Half Moon

The Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay in Jamaica has revealed its new programme of activities for the 2017 Camp Half Moon. The annual summer camp for kids runs from 10th July to 18th August, and cater for children aged between four and 12. The activities range from horse riding and cooking, to martial arts and yoga, and children will have the chance to learn new physical and mental skills.

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Jamaica records increase in British and Irish couples getting married abroad

The number of British and Irish couples getting married abroad in Jamaica in 2016 increased by 40 per cent compared to the year before. According to the Jamaican Tourist Board, the number of visitors from the UK and Ireland reaches more than 210,000 last year, and more than 10,300 couples stopped over on the Caribbean island for weddings or honeymoons.

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Excellence Oyster Bay adult-only has broken ground, in Jamaica

The Excellence Hotel Group has officially broken ground on its brand new all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Excellence Oyster Bay will be the first adults-only hotel in Montego Bay, and it will sit on a private peninsula overlooking the sea, and will offer 325 suites, eight restaurants, seven bars, a tennis court, luxury spa, onsite archery range and several swimming pools.

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Hotel room capacity in Jamaica set to increase by 1,000 by the end of 2017

The number of hotel rooms in Jamaica is set to increase by more than 1,000 by the end of 2017, according to the Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The investment in the new rooms is said to exceed US$1 billion, and they include 150 rooms at the Azul Beach Resort in Negril, 600 rooms at the Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton Negril Resort, and 12 rooms at the Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay.

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Half Moon Resort to start second stage of multi-million dollar renovations in May, 2017

The Half Moon Resort in Jamaica will undergo its second stage of renovations in May, 2017. The US$75 million project will include the upgrade and expansion of rooms and suites, expanded beach areas, plus new restaurants and guest facilities. The refurbishments follow the first phase of work which took place in 2015, and upgraded the Sugar Mill Restaurant, the lobby area, and the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course.

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Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica voted seventh best beach in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has ranked the Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica as one of the top 25 beaches in the Caribbean. The sandy stretch in Negril on the west coast of the island is the longest beach in Jamaica, and it boasts golden sand, high cliffs and the Negril Lighthouse at one end. The stretch is popular with families, and adventure lovers who can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking.

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Hideaway at Royalton Negril and Royalton Negril Resort and Spa opened in March

Two brand new Royalton branded resorts has opened in Negril in Jamaica at the end of March. The Royalton Negril Resort and Spa, a family-friendly resort, and the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril, both are bringing a total of 573 rooms and an array of facilities to the tropical region.

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Adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa officially opens in Jamaica

AMResorts has announced that Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa in Jamaica is now open to holidaymakers. The adults-only five-star resort opened at the end of February and caters for couples, singles, and honeymoons. The property is surrounded by the Montego Bay Marine Park, and has 150 suites, a beach club, five bars and lounges, and is the only hotel in Jamaica to have a rooftop bar and swimming pool.

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Sandals Chairman to be honoured with first Lifetime Achievement Award

Gordon "Butch" Stewart, the Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, will receive the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) 2017 in April. The event will be held in Miami and is regarded as the industry’s most important event for companies and individuals interested in investment in the Caribbean.

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Royal Decameron Cornwall hotel added to Decameron Hotel Group's portfolio in Jamaica

Royal Decameron has announced the opening of a brand new hotel on the island of Jamaica. The Royal Decameron Cornwall is located in Montego Bay in the "strip area", just five minutes from the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. The hotel has 142 guest rooms and four Junior Suites, all of which have terraces that boast views of the turquoise sea.

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Half Moon Resort in Jamaica announces new programme of kids’ activities for 2017 Camp Half Moon

The Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay in Jamaica has revealed its new programme of activities for the 2017 Camp Half Moon. The annual summer camp for kids runs from 10th July to 18th August, and cater for children aged between four and 12. The activities range from horse riding and cooking, to martial arts and yoga, and children will have the chance to learn new physical and mental skills.

Jamaica records increase in British and Irish couples getting married abroad

The number of British and Irish couples getting married abroad in Jamaica in 2016 increased by 40 per cent compared to the year before. According to the Jamaican Tourist Board, the number of visitors from the UK and Ireland reaches more than 210,000 last year, and more than 10,300 couples stopped over on the Caribbean island for weddings or honeymoons.

Excellence Oyster Bay adult-only has broken ground, in Jamaica

The Excellence Hotel Group has officially broken ground on its brand new all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Excellence Oyster Bay will be the first adults-only hotel in Montego Bay, and it will sit on a private peninsula overlooking the sea, and will offer 325 suites, eight restaurants, seven bars, a tennis court, luxury spa, onsite archery range and several swimming pools.