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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.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica Opens New Adults-Only Section

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has revealed the new adults-only section of one of its all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The luxury Azul Beach resort is located on the popular Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and the new section includes two buildings, a private area on the beach, and a Premium Pool and swim-up Tamarind pool bar with concierge and butler service.

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Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel listed in Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 2018 Star Award Winner

The Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica has been listed among the 2018 Star Award Winners by the Forbes Magazine Travel Guide. The luxury hotel sits on 110 acres of lush tropical land on a former pineapple plantation on the island, and features open-air suites and Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront rooms. The upscale property has hosted many stars over the years including J.F Kennedy and his wife.

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Jamaica already recording significant growth in tourist arrivals this year

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon. Edmond Bartlett, has revealed that the country’s tourism is booming. The Caribbean nation is celebrating a significant growth in tourist arrivals and cruise passengers. The island recorded around 1.3 million visitors in the first quarter of 2018, which is a 6.6 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2017.

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Excellence Oyster Bay, a new jewel of Excellence arrives in Jamaica

The highly-anticipated Excellence Oyster Bay is scheduled to open its doors on June 1. Luxury travellers have been eagerly awaiting the new property, a Victorian-style development in the Montego Bay area. The Excellence Group is one of the most highly-regarded hospitality groups.

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New Skylark Negril Beach Resort to open this summer in Jamaica

Negril in Jamaica is about to get a brand new trendy hotel after it was announced that the Skylark Negril Beach Resort will be opening this summer. The boutique hotel will be located on the famous Seven Mile Beach and will have 28 guest rooms that will feature colourful decor and design. Facilities will include a spa led by international spa consultant Linda Hall, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a gourmet restaurant led by award-winning Chef Andre Fowles.

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Half Moon Resort in Jamaica announces $75 million refurbishment project

The Half Moon Jamaica resort in Montego Bay has announced it will carry out $75 million refurbishment programme. The luxury hotel will add 57 rooms, as well as a new lobby and concierge area called the Great House. New additions to the resort will include two restaurants, a vegan café, an adults-only swimming pool, a pool bar, and an expanded beach.

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Three luxury hotels in Jamaica named in TripAdvisor's top 25 Caribbean hotels

Three hotels in Jamaica have been named on TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice list of the Top 25 luxury hotels in the Caribbean. The Cliff Hotel in Negril was ranked in first place on the list, Tridents Hotel in Port Antonio was ranked in 10th place, and the Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Montego Bay was listed in 25th place. The leading travel website based the award winners on millions of reviews left by its members.

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Opening of Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in Jamaica to provide boost to local community

Councillor Colin Gager, the Mayor of Falmouth in Jamaica, has said that the opening of the new Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny will benefit the local neighbourhood and community. He said that the new luxury 315-room hotel is part of a major new tourism development in the area, which will include the restoration of historic buildings and improved port facilities.

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Jamaica celebrates record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2017

The tropical island of Jamaica celebrated record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2017, according to provisional data from the Jamaica Tourism Board (JTB). The Caribbean nation welcomed 4.3 million tourists last year, which represents a 21.1 percent increase in arrivals compared to 2016, and revenue flow was recorded at approximately US$3 billion in 2017.

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Jamaica's Minister of Tourism named as Caribbean Tourism Minister of 2017

Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, has been named as the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. The awards were judged by the editorial team of the Caribbean Journal website, who said that Mr Bartlett is an exceptional ambassador for the Caribbean region’s tourism sector and Jamaica’s national brand.

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Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica Opens New Adults-Only Section

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has revealed the new adults-only section of one of its all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The luxury Azul Beach resort is located on the popular Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and the new section includes two buildings, a private area on the beach, and a Premium Pool and swim-up Tamarind pool bar with concierge and butler service.

Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel listed in Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 2018 Star Award Winner

The Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica has been listed among the 2018 Star Award Winners by the Forbes Magazine Travel Guide. The luxury hotel sits on 110 acres of lush tropical land on a former pineapple plantation on the island, and features open-air suites and Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront rooms. The upscale property has hosted many stars over the years including J.F Kennedy and his wife.

Jamaica already recording significant growth in tourist arrivals this year

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon. Edmond Bartlett, has revealed that the country’s tourism is booming. The Caribbean nation is celebrating a significant growth in tourist arrivals and cruise passengers. The island recorded around 1.3 million visitors in the first quarter of 2018, which is a 6.6 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2017.