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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.

Two million cruise passengers expected to arrive in Jamaica in 2017

Cruise passengers in Jamaica are expected to reach two million by the end of 2017, according to the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. The Minister said that in 2016, more than 1.8 million cruise passengers visited the Caribbean island, and if the country reaches two million this year, it will rank in third place in the region in terms of visitor arrivals.

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Grand Lido Negril clothing-optional from Blue Diamond Resorts will open soon

Blue Diamond Resorts is opening the Grand Lido Negril in February, a clothing-optional, all-inclusive resort. The Jamaican resort will feature 26 luxury suites, each with ocean views. Though guests at Grand Lido will have access to the services of neighbouring Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, the resort’s developers have made seclusion a priority, giving guests privacy as well as luxury.

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Sandals Resorts to launch more Over-the-Water suites and bungalows at its Caribbean resorts

Sandals Resorts has announced that, following the success of the launch of the first-ever Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, they will be developing additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations through the region. The accommodation will be added to various Luxury Included resorts in 2017 and 2018, and Sandals Royal Caribbean will receive a further 12 Over-the-Water Bungalows in March, 2017.

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Zoetry Montego Bay hotel in Jamaica to open in time for Christmas

AMResorts has announced that it will open the brand new Zoetry Montego Bay hotel in Jamaica on 23rd December, 2016. The all-inclusive resort will be located directly on a private white sand beach, and it will have 49 suites, as well as facilities including a spa, three restaurants, a fitness centre, a juice bar, a swimming pool, and a romantic wedding gazebo.

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RIU Reggae resort opens in Montego Bay, Jamaica

RIU Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the beachfront RIU Reggae resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The launch marks the brand’s third hotel in Montego Bay and the sixth in Jamaica, and the adults-only hotel has more than 400 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, infinity pools, a spa, a fitness centre, and a collection of restaurants that serve international cuisine.

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Visitor arrivals in Jamaica up by five per cent in first nine months of 2016

Jamaica has recorded a 5.4 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first nine months of 2016. The latest figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board reveal that the Caribbean island received 2,876,220 visitors during this period, and gross foreign exchange earnings was also up by five per cent. The country also received a positive rise in travellers from Canada, with a 7.2 per cent increase.

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Chief Executive of Sandals Resorts International awarded Order of Distinction in Jamaica

Adam Stewart, the Chief Executive of Sandals Resorts International, has been awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the government of Jamaica. During the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King’s House last month, Stewart was given the award for his outstanding services to the tourism and hotel industry in Jamaica. Sandals Resorts owns and operates a collection of luxury all-inclusive resorts throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica to add 12 more Overwater Bungalows

The popularity of the brand new overwater bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay has been so great that Sandals Resorts has announced plans to construct a further 12 to keep up with demand. The first five unique bungalows with glass floors in Jamaica have not yet opened to the public, and will be the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The resort will add 12 more that are scheduled to open in February, 2017.

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World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony names Jamaica as Caribbean's Leading Destination

Jamaica was honoured with the title of the Caribbean's Leading Destination at the regional World travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The tropical island was awarded at the annual ceremony which this year took place at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica. The Caribbean's Leading Beach Destination award went to Turks and Caicos, and Antigua and Barbuda scooped the award for Caribbean's Most Romantic Destination.

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Karisma Hotels & Resorts prepares to break ground for three new hotels in Jamaica in January, 2017

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced it will break ground for the construction of three new hotels in Jamaica in January, 2017. The project is part of a multi-million dollar hotel development in Llandovery, St Ann, and the three hotels will provide 1,800 guest rooms in total. The resort development will include ten hotels when completed, offering 5,000 rooms for visitors.

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Two million cruise passengers expected to arrive in Jamaica in 2017

Cruise passengers in Jamaica are expected to reach two million by the end of 2017, according to the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. The Minister said that in 2016, more than 1.8 million cruise passengers visited the Caribbean island, and if the country reaches two million this year, it will rank in third place in the region in terms of visitor arrivals.

Grand Lido Negril clothing-optional from Blue Diamond Resorts will open soon

Blue Diamond Resorts is opening the Grand Lido Negril in February, a clothing-optional, all-inclusive resort. The Jamaican resort will feature 26 luxury suites, each with ocean views. Though guests at Grand Lido will have access to the services of neighbouring Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, the resort’s developers have made seclusion a priority, giving guests privacy as well as luxury.

Sandals Resorts to launch more Over-the-Water suites and bungalows at its Caribbean resorts

Sandals Resorts has announced that, following the success of the launch of the first-ever Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, they will be developing additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations through the region. The accommodation will be added to various Luxury Included resorts in 2017 and 2018, and Sandals Royal Caribbean will receive a further 12 Over-the-Water Bungalows in March, 2017.