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.
Luxury Jamaican hotel Half Moon has added its first vegan eatery, Ital Café, to its award-winning collection of culinary offerings. Working in partnership with Aris Latham, considered to be the father of gourmet ethical raw food cuisine in America, Ital Café grows fresh, organic fruit, vegetables and herbs to be used on their menu.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Carol Rose Brown, director of the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre during Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019. She tells us how the cultural history of Jamaica plays a vital role in its contemporary hospitality offering.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Godfrey Dyer, chairman of the Jamaica Tourism Enhancement Fund, during the Caribbean Travel Marketplace. He tells us how experiential tourism will boost both visitor numbers and revenue for the hospitality sector on the island.
Speaking during Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jason Sharp, managing director of Coffee Traders Limited, tells Breaking Travel News how important the culinary offering of the island is to the hospitality sector.
Delia Bennett, sales executive, Jamaica & Bahamas, and Lisa Morales-Wilson, head of sales, Caribbean Airlines, speak to Breaking Travel News during the Caribbean Travel Marketplace. They tell us how important aviation is in the development and success of the hospitality sector in the region.