Wednesday, December 2

Jamaica Travel

2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected
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2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected

The Government of Jamaica has responded to the call of residents and tourism stakeholders in Negril for increased measures to protect the area’s world famous beaches. Approximately 2,500 metres of the Negril shoreline is to be rehabilitated under Jamaica’s Adaptation Fund Programme launched last week in Kingston. The initiative, which is being implemented through approximately $902 million (US$9.965 million) in grants from the Adaption Fund, will focus on protecting coastal areas and agriculture. A total of $489 million (US$5.4 million) of the amount is to be spent to restore and protect the coastline in the tourism mecca, which has being eroding over the years, posing a threat to the tourism industry and the livelihood of those, who depend on the sector. Chief Executive Officer of the...
Jamaica voted ‘Favourite Worldwide Destination’ at the British Travel Awards
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Jamaica voted ‘Favourite Worldwide Destination’ at the British Travel Awards

Jamaica was been named the 'Favourite Worldwide Destination' by the readers of British Travel Awards’ ‘Check In’ magazine. The island took the top spot from more than 70 other destinations in the magazine’s new Readers’ Choice Awards, announced at the weekend. The Readers’ Choice Awards are voted for exclusively by readers of Check In, the online interactive magazine of the British Travel Awards. It is the largest awards programme in the United Kingdom (UK), created to recognise the most successful travel companies and destinations. Regional Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board for the UK and Northern Europe, Elizabeth Fox, said the award was especially significant as it was the only award voted for by the public. "We are incredibly proud that Jamaica was voted ‘Favourite Worldwide D...
Falmouth Port’s Importance Highlighted
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Falmouth Port’s Importance Highlighted

Chairperson of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Maxine Henry-Wilson, has emphasised that the Falmouth Port, in Trelawny is a natural economic asset, attracting thousands of overseas visitors, and members of the community must protect the facility. "The port won several awards recently, and last year about 500,000 persons came to that port. Trelawny is on the map again, you have a natural asset - a port which allows you to provide for the world,” she told students of the Muschett High School, in Trelawny, at their Career Expo, held on April 27. Mrs. Henry-Wilson, also a former Education Minister, said that persons must be trained to work at the port, who are able to provide goods and services, so that people are entertained. "The most sustainable gift that you get, and the ...
Lover’s Leap to be Reopened in March
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Lover’s Leap to be Reopened in March

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has revealed that the world renowned Lover’s Leap attraction in St. Elizabeth, which was closed in 2010, will be reopened in March. The attraction was closed after the previous operator, which leased the property from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo.), suddenly decided to end the lease arrangement. While addressing tourism partners from the South Coast during a special stakeholder’s meeting organized by the Ministry in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth on the weekend Minister McNeill outlined that “Lover’s Leap is an important attraction and attractions drive tourism. Anything that you have that is of interest is what gets visitors out and I think it is really sad that Lover’s Leap has been closed for ...
Rebel Salute 2012 – Roots Rockin’ Reggae Concert
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Rebel Salute 2012 – Roots Rockin’ Reggae Concert

The 18th Annual Pepsi Rebel Salute has returned and will feature a superstar line-up, including Stephen Marley, Johnny Obsourne, Maxi Priest, Gramps Morgan, Queen Ifrica, Tarrus Riley, Luciano and Tony Rebel, the festival organizer. The Pepsi Rebel Salute will take place on Saturday, January 14, at the Port Kaiser Sports Club in St. Elizabeth. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is among the sponsors for the concert event. Jamaica’s top roots reggae show, the event attracts visitors from the United States, Canada and Europe, who are looking for reggae in a family-friendly environment. The show’s mantra focuses on the principles of positive living. Attendees of the Pepsi Rebel Salute have healthy food and beverage choices including fresh juices, vegetables and fruits. “The continued success of...
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Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012

Tickets for the most highly anticipated show in the region, the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival - The Art of Music, are now available for purchase online as well as at select locations in Kingston and Montego Bay. Patrons can purchase tickets for the 2012 mega event for either single nights, the weekend, or the entire season. Single night tickets grant entry to Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, while the weekend package provides patrons with access to Friday and Saturday nights. Season tickets grant access to all three nights of the stellar event. In tribute to the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of independence in 2012, general admission single night tickets for Thursday January 26 will be only US$50 while VIP tickets are priced at US$120. On Friday, general admission will be US$100...
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REDJet Approved to fly in Jamaica

Approval has been granted by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority for Airone Ventures Limited, which trades as REDjet, to commence operations in the Jamaican market. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael (more…)