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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.

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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Excellence Oyster Bay Jamaica on track for summer opening

New all-inclusive, adults-only resort Excellence Oyster Bay on the Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to start welcoming guests this summer 2018. A recent announcement from Excellence Resorts said construction is ahead of schedule, and the beach hotel in Montego Bay will open on 1 June this year.

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Jewel Grande Montego Bay opens to guests in Jamaica

X Fund Properties has opened a new luxury resort in Montego Bay in Jamaica. The company opened the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort, with 217 guest rooms in three beachfront towers. The property also has a 30,000-square-foot spa with a Finnish sauna, spa pools single and double treatments rooms and the only halotherapy lounge using Himalayan salt in Jamaica.

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Jamaica launches "Adopt a Beach" scheme to clean the island's beaches and coastline

Locals and tourists in Jamaica are being encouraged to look after the island’s coastline in a new environmental initiative launched by the National Environment and Planning Agency. The "Adopt a Beach" scheme is asking people to take action to clean up beaches in Jamaica through monthly or quarterly events to minimise marine litter and stop it from polluting the oceans and harming marine life.

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Jamaica looks set for a record-breaking year in tourism numbers

Jamaica has recorded a significant increase in tourists since the start of the year, according to the Jamaica Tourist Board. The organisation predicts 4.2 million international travellers visiting Jamaica by the end of the year, which will beat last year’s record of 3.84 million visitors. The number of cruise arrivals and tourism industry earnings have also increased this year.

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Excellence Oyster Bay resort in Jamaica welcomes reservations ahead of 2018 opening

The Excellence Oyster Bay in Jamaica is now accepting bookings ahead of its planned opening next summer. The luxury adults-only resort in Montego Bay is due to open its doors to guests in June 2018, with 315 suites with private pools or rooftop terraces and facilities include eight restaurants, nine bars, two beachfront swimming pools, and the Mile Spa.

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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.

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.

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.