Travel & Tourism

So Where is the Dominican Republic?

So, how well do you know the Caribbean?  Let’s start by answering this question: Where is the Dominican Republic?  I was quite taken aback when my friend asked me this question over a coffee break in London. This is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the world; also a hub for aviation and eco-tourism; yet she did not ...

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Caribbean Airlines Making Jamaican Pilots Redundant

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced that all positions of pilots represented by the Jamaican Airline Pilots’ Association (JALPA) will be made redundant next month. According to reports 64 of the 75 JAPLPA members are employed by CAL which also operates Air Jamaica. According to a statement from CAL, the Kingston-based pilots were advised of the decision ...

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Great Beaches You’ll Love!

Magens Bay Beach in St. Thomas is paradise complete! Magens Bay Beach in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands is without question the most beautiful beach on the island; and certainly from my perspective, one of the top five beaches in the Caribbean. On the day that I visited Magens Bay, I had no major expectations; all I know was that ...

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Experience The Most Exciting Caribbean Cruise Ports!

Caribbean cruises are so much fun!  When was the last time you’ve been on one?  If you have to think to answer that; it’s already been too long. Why not start planning your next cruise or even your first cruise by familiarizing yourself with these cruise ports. This info will help you in your decision making regarding whether you want ...

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Air Jamaica Returns to Miami

Saturday, December 10 will mark the return of Air Jamaica to Miami. Air Jamaica makes the return three years after discontinuing the route because it was unprofitable.  However, when Air Jamaica was taken over by Caribbean Airlines, it announced that it would be returning to Miami. The resumption will see the airline making 4 flights per week, initially, before commencing ...

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Palmyra to no Longer Operate as a Hotel in Jamaica

Effective midnight, Tuesday, November 8, Jamaica’s first luxury condominium resort, The Palmyra Resort and Spa, in the tourism capital, Montego Bay, will cease operating as a hotel. The property, which was taken over by its creditors, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and National Commercial Bank (NCB), in July this year, will remain closed until a buyer is found, highly placed ...

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Devon House Ranked Among Best Ice Cream Hot Spots in the World

THE RECENTLY published National Geographic: Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe has listed Devon House as the fourth-best place in the world to eat ice cream. The book noted the following: “Devon House is a masterpiece of Caribbean Victorian architecture and home to the island’s most celebrated ice-cream stand. “The 27 flavours run a ...

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PM Andrew Holness Brings Big Tourism News to MoBay

NEW Prime Minister Andrew Holness went with good news to Jamaica’s tourism mecca of Montego Bay, announcing that $60 billion in capital investment, creating 21,648 jobs through 15,825 new rooms, is on the cards for the industry over the next four years. With the second’s city’s movers and shakers his captive audience in the upscale Ritz Carlton Hotel, Holness reeled ...

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Community Tourism Leaders Offer Unique Jamaica Vacation

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica – Two community tourism leaders who lead active organizations have teamed up to offer visitors a novel, experiential educational vacation in Jamaica, “Home of Community Tourism.” The first innovative leader in community-tourism is Mrs. Diana McIntyre-Pike, President, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network&The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Caribbean. PHOTO: L to R: Diana McIntyre-Pike & Jacqueline DaCosta ...

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Jamaica Nominated for Leading Destination Award

Jamaica is among four regional countries that will compete for the coveted title of “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” at a VIP World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica on October 19. The other nominated countries are St. Lucia, Barbados and the Bahamas. Half Moon will vie against four hotels in Antigua, Turks and Caicos, Barbados and the Bahamas in ...

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