Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has appointed a new director of visitor safety and experience for the Caribbean destination. Major Dave Walker will further review an initial report from a recent island-wide security audit of the tourism sector.
The board of directors of Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resort destinations in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has selected Salamander Hotels & Resorts to manage the award-winning 400-acre property.
Jamaica has welcomed more British travellers than ever before in early 2019, with visitor numbers increasing by six per cent from January-April when compared to the same period last year. The results follow a trend in steady growth of British travellers to Jamaica.
AC Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of AC Hotel Kingston. In a recent walk-through of the hotel, minister of tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett, said: “The debut of a brand like AC Hotels in Kingston will solidify the city’s status as a strong city tourism destination.”
Slated to open in 2020, the 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment, sits in a multi-purpose complex on the Kingston Waterfront and will include retail, on-site entertainment and commercial office spaces.
Sandals Resorts International has concluded a transformation of its flagship resort and the completely redesigned Sandals Montego Bay. Guests can lounge on a hammock suspended above turquoise waters by day and enjoy sunset cocktails gathered around the intimate fire pits by night.