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Jamaica surpasses one million visitors in first six months of 2017

The Caribbean island of Jamaica celebrated a milestone recently after it recorded its one millionth visitor since January. It’s the first time, the nation reached this number of visitors in the first six months of a year, and it indicates ongoing positive growth for Jamaica’s tourism numbers and the economy. During this period, the country earned over $1.2 billion in revenue.

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The Sugar Cane Jamaica the new project of Karisma Hotels and Resorts

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has revealed that it is planning to develop a brand new luxury resort, entertainment and retail complex in Jamaica. The Sugar Cane Jamaica project is estimated to cost $1 billion and it will be located near Ocho Rios. The complex will have seven hotels with 5,000 guest rooms, including Nickelodeon and Margaritaville-branded properties, and it will open in stages over the next decade.

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AMResorts collection to continue expanding portfolio in Caribbean

Following an uptick in bookings at their Sunscape Splash Montego Bay resort, AMResorts recently announced plans to expand their properties and to introduce a number of innovations at their existing resorts. The company owns 52 resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, and hopes to expand into Cuba in the near future.

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Jamaica looks set to welcome one million visitors by end of June, 2017

The Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country looks set to record one million visitors by the end of this month. If successful this will be the first time in Jamaica’s history that the island will receive one million travellers in the first six months of the year. Earnings for the first four months of 2017 have also hit an all-time high of more than US$1 billion, which is a 6.5 per cent increase on the same period in 2016.

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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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Jamaica surpasses one million visitors in first six months of 2017

The Caribbean island of Jamaica celebrated a milestone recently after it recorded its one millionth visitor since January. It’s the first time, the nation reached this number of visitors in the first six months of a year, and it indicates ongoing positive growth for Jamaica’s tourism numbers and the economy. During this period, the country earned over $1.2 billion in revenue.

The Sugar Cane Jamaica the new project of Karisma Hotels and Resorts

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has revealed that it is planning to develop a brand new luxury resort, entertainment and retail complex in Jamaica. The Sugar Cane Jamaica project is estimated to cost $1 billion and it will be located near Ocho Rios. The complex will have seven hotels with 5,000 guest rooms, including Nickelodeon and Margaritaville-branded properties, and it will open in stages over the next decade.

AMResorts collection to continue expanding portfolio in Caribbean

Following an uptick in bookings at their Sunscape Splash Montego Bay resort, AMResorts recently announced plans to expand their properties and to introduce a number of innovations at their existing resorts. The company owns 52 resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, and hopes to expand into Cuba in the near future.