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Carib Charters has a new Website

Kingston, Jamaica - Carib Charters and Aviation Limited have just launched their new website developed by Logic Replacement. The custom website showcases their services, aircraft, and destinations around the world. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, you can arrange a private flight with as little as 4 hours notice.

Learn more about Carib Charters and Aviation Limited on their website, http://www.caribcharters.net



VOYAGEUR OF THE SEAS MAKES INAUGURAL CALL TO JAMAICA'S HISTORIC FALMOUTH CRUISE PORT
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KINGSTON, JAMAICA - February 23, 2011 - Royal Caribbean's Voyageur of the Seas makes the inaugural call to Jamaica's Historic Falmouth Cruise Port Thursday, February 17. Cruise-goers were welcomed by government officials, Jamaican entertainers, as well as talented artists and crafters as they disembarked the ship. After a day of festivities and adventures for cruise-goers, the ship departs Historic Falmouth's port (pictured).

The Port is a US$220 million project under development by Royal Caribbean Limited (RCCL) in partnership with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) for the berthing of the cruise line's Genesis class ship, the newest and largest class of cruise ships. The grand opening ceremony of the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port will take place on March 22, 2011 when Oasis of the Seas makes her maiden call into the port. Other Royal Caribbean ships that will be calling at Falmouth include Freedom of the Seas on Feb. 23; Navigator of the Seas on Feb. 24; and Allure of the Seas debuting in Falmouth on March 30.



Caribbean hotel updates

At Travel Weekly Gay Nagle Myers is reporting on two recently renovated properties, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion on Barbados:

Barbados' refurbed Fairmont Royal Pavilion sets sights on U.S.

"I'm a private-island kind of guy, but I am going to make this the best resort in Barbados," said Wayne Kafcsak, new general manager of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados."

And the very interesting GoldenEye resort on Jamaica - the former property of write Ian Fleming on James Bond fame:

Jamaica's GoldenEye resort reopens after two-year refurb

GoldenEye Hotel & Resort on Jamaica's north coast in the village of Oracabessa reopened Dec. 15 after a two-year renovation project.

The 52-acre property is the former home of author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.

Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records and the Island Outpost collection of five Jamaican properties, purchased GoldenEye in 1976.

The newly renovated resort now encompasses 22 units, including nine beach cottages, two lagoon cottages and six lagoon suites as well as Fleming's original villa and four villas built by Blackwell.



CARNIVAL, MUSIC, AND ADVENTURE IN JAMAICA ADD EXCITEMENT TO WINTER GETAWAYS

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - January 19, 2011 - A spectacular roster of events makes Jamaica an exciting choice for travel this winter season. Following are highlights of the destination's offerings that celebrate its fascinating culture, delicious cuisine, and legendary music.

Continue reading "CARNIVAL, MUSIC, AND ADVENTURE IN JAMAICA ADD EXCITEMENT TO WINTER GETAWAYS" »



Jamaica airports make upgrades

At Travel Weekly Gay Nagle Myers is reporting that "Jamaica's two international airports in Kingston and Montego Bay have completed passenger enhancements." You can read the full story and get all the details here.



Air Jamaica Fare Sale

air-jamaica-logo.jpgMIAMI - SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 - Deal hunters will find a lot to celebrate at www.AirJamaica.com, where a 48-hour sale* offers outstanding savings on travel between Jamaica and Fort Lauderdale, New York and Philadelphia, as well as between Grenada and New York. Travel for these sale fares must be completed between September 8 and October 8, 2010 and tickets must be purchased by September 8, 2010.

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Huge Sandals Ocho Rios Sale!


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65% Off Beaches Sale

Good for the next couple of days:
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Save 60% at Grand Pineapple Resorts, Jamaica & Antigua
Grand Pineapple Resorts are offering Spring specials for Spring and Summer travel. For a limited time, guests can save up to 60% off on stays of 3 nights or longer!

This sale will continue through April 22nd, 2010. Offer valid in Antigua and Jamaica locations.

Grand Pineapple Resorts offer affordable all-inclusive vacations for families and couples alike. At 60% off, these resorts start at $90 per person, per night.



Spring Into Romance at Sandals

Sandals is offering special spring savings at all of their properties in Jamaica, St. Lucia, The Bahamas and Antigua:


Spring Sale at Sandals Resorts



Sandals Dunn's River Exclusive Offer


Sandals Dunn's River Exclusive Offer



Sandals Fall Sale
Fall Sale at Sandals Resorts!

Guests who book a minimum 3-night stay by October 1st, 2009 will receive up to 65% off! This offer is available at select locations in Jamaica and St. Lucia only.

Additionally, guests staying for seven nights or longer can get up to 3 nights free plus a $250 Red Lane Spa Credit at select locations! Please see details of this amazing offer below.



JetBlue planning Jamaica routes

From Caribbean360:

NEW YORK, United States, August 27, 2009 - Two American low-cost carriers are battling for a share of the Caribbean market, and Jamaica in particular.

JetBlue Airways, which already has a foot hold in the region with up to 71 daily flights to Caribbean destinations, and AirTran Airways both made requests on Tuesday to begin new services in Jamaica.

JetBlue said it had applied for authority from the island's government to begin offering two new routes linking Montego Bay to its expanding focus cities in Boston and Orlando, Florida, starting from the coming winter season.

"Jamaica and JetBlue is truly a match made in heaven - or paradise, as it were," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of route planning. "We're thrilled to add to our island service with new flights from Boston and Orlando, where our ongoing international expansion has been a true success story."



US Airways to launch Phoenix-Jamaica flight

Travel Weekly is reporting:

Travelers from the West headed to Jamaica will catch a big break this winter, thanks to US Airways' new seasonal service from Phoenix to Montego Bay.

The flight, which runs from Dec. 18 through April 12, operates Fridays through Mondays from Phoenix, departing at 10 a.m. and arriving in Jamaica at 4:53 p.m.

From Jamaica, the flight operates Thursdays through Sundays, departing at 12:25 p.m. and arriving at 4:09 p.m. arrival in Phoenix.

Pretty animated in the comments section on this flight :)



Jamaica Airfare Sale

Cool Prices to Jamaica! Fly Round-Trip from $260 on Air Jamaica!



Beaches Sale

Beaches resorts is having a hugh summer sale - up to 65% off and other incentives and credits included in some offers - click the banner below for details:


Sun, Sand and Savings at Beaches Resorts!



Air Jamaica sold?

This story broke on the 4th of July and slipped under my radar:

The Gleaner has learnt that Indigo Partners and Oaktree Capital, who are reportedly the owners of Spirit Airlines , have bought the country's national carrier, Air Jamaica.

It is further understood that Air Jamaica's name might be changed to Spirit of Jamaica.

Sources close to the negotiations are tight-lipped, but they have confirmed that Trinidadian-owned Caribbean Airlines did not win the bid to take over the Jamaican airline.

The news comes days after the Privatisation committee, which has been managing the task of privatising Air Jamaica, submitted its recommendation to Senator Don Wehby, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance.

More from the Jamaica Gleaner.



Air Jamaica cuts routes

From the Jamaica Gleaner - Air Jamaica is cutting routes:

Effective February 26, Air Jamaica will exit its Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami and Grand Cayman routes, taking the jobs of an estimated 600 staff members in the process.

The national carrier will also discontinue service between Jamaica and Barbados and Jamaica and Grenada, President and CEO Bruce Nobles said in a three-page letter to staff, outlining the airline's cost-cutting business plan aimed at quickly stemming the substantial cash losses at the company and positioning the airline on a path to profitability




Iberostar resort to open on Jamaica

From Travel Weekly:

The 293-room Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Jamaica is set to open on Jan. 16 after two earlier postponements.

The resort is the newest addition to Iberostar's Grand Collection, a luxury brand launched in 2007 with the opening of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso on Mexico's Riviera Maya.

The Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall is the final component of Iberostar's three-property, all-inclusive beachfront complex in the Rose Hall section of Montego Bay. The first to open was the 366-room Iberostar Rose Hall Beach in May 2007, followed by the 273-room Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in October.





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