Half Moon, one of Jamaica's most iconic resorts, is celebrating its upcoming 65th anniversary with a $75 million revamp, which is slated to be complete by November 2018. "It's time to build anew and to continue to express ourselves in ways that are elegant in the 21st century," said Guy Steuart III, chairman, Half Moon. "The transformation of Half Moon will refresh, reposition and ready the … Read More about Jamaica’s Half Moon Undergoing $75 Million Transformation
Calgary-based WestJet entered a new era in its 19-year history with the delivery today of the first of four Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft. Its inaugural flights will begin in September. "The arrival of our first wide-body aircraft opens the next chapter in the evolution and growth of Canada's low-fare leader," said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, Commercial. The … Read More about WestJet Takes Delivery of First Wide-Body Aircraft
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa Runaway Bay and Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa Ocho Rios have signed to become part of Hilton Worldwide's upscale brand, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. They are the first two Caribbean properties to join the brand. "Surrounded by the natural beauty of Dunn's River Falls and Mystic Mountain, the Jewel properties have long been synonymous with … Read More about Hilton Adds Jamaican Properties to Curio Brand
In order to offer visitors more sun time in the winter months, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo is officially changing time zones from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST). The change, which was green lighted by the Mexican government on December 4, 2014 after two years of efforts by the state government and several Cancun hotel owners, comes into effect on February 1, … Read More about Cancun Changing Time Zones
Kate Jaehn-Kreibaum is the winner of Event Spectrum Inc.'s Stand Up and Stand Out in Jamaica Contest. The contest, which was developed and promoted in partnership with Jamaica Tourism and Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT), offered recent event management program graduates the chance to win an all-expenses paid FAM trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Initial submissions were made via Twitter and … Read More about Which Events Grad Stood Up and Stood Out?
Event management program graduates and near-graduates have only 26 more days to enter Event Spectrum Inc (ESI)'s Stand Up and Stand Out in Jamaica Contest, for a chance to win an all-expenses* paid FAM trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 23-28, 2014. Partnering with Jamaica Tourism and Meetings and Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine, Event Spectrum is searching for a student set to graduate (or … Read More about Students: Win a FAM trip to Jamaica!
Event Spectrum Inc. (ESI) has announced the launch of the Stand Up and Stand Out in Jamaica Contest. Partnering with Jamaica Tourism and Meetings and Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine, Event Spectrum is searching for a student set to graduate (or has recently graduated) from a recognized event management program in Canada who can Stand Up and Stand Out the most during a four-part contest. The … Read More about Attention Event Management Students: Want to Win FAM Trip to Jamaica?
Oakville, Ontario-based EMA Marketing has added Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel and Villas and San Francisco's Spotlight Events Consulting to its portfolio. Round Hill Hotel and Villas is an exclusive boutique resort set on 110-acres of lush property on the Caribbean Sea, just minutes from Montego Bay. It offers: 36 ocean-front rooms with cathedral ceilings, large louvered windows and sitting … Read More about EMA Marketing Adds to Portfolio
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has been selected to represent Sandals Resorts International’s new “Luxury Meetings & Incentives Collection” which consists of nine Luxury Included® resorts – eight under the Sandals Resorts brand and one under the Beaches Resorts brand -- that specifically are designed and experienced to cater to the special needs of meeting and incentive … Read More about ALHI Representing Sandals’ Luxury Meetings & Incentive Collection
By Anne Dimon It’s been almost one year since the Montego Bay Convention Centre opened, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Dan Hamilton, Toronto-based district manager for meetings and incentive travel, Jamaica Tourist Board, says, “we’ve definitely seen more inquiries from larger groups.” He points out that prior to the opening, the destination did not have a facility to host large groups with … Read More about Jamaica Destination Update
November 29, 2011 Jamaica’s Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened following extensive refurbishment. Located in the Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill provides panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding area. The refreshed guestrooms feature the property’s original antique furnishings, including canopied four-poster beds, solid mahogany desks and ornate hand-carved fretwork. A focal … Read More about Jamaica’s Strawberry Hill Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment
November 16, 2010 The $51.7-million Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, is expected to open in time to host Caribbean Market Place in January, 2011, in the view of Jamaican minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett. Addressing a press conference at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Bartlett announced that Marketplace 2011 will be the first event to be held at the … Read More about Montego Bay Convention Facility Expected By January, 2011