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ImageJamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (right) accepts a model of an AirTran Airways aircraft, presented by Roger Morenc, Director of Revenue Management for AirTran Airways (left), in recognition of the airline’s first flight to Jamaica. On February 11, 2010 AirTran Airways launched nonstop flights from three U.S. gateways: Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando. Upon arrival in Montego Bay, the airline’s official inaugural flight from Atlanta was welcomed with a ceremonial water arch, and as passengers entered the terminal they were greeted with a mento band, welcome beads and a special reception with Minister Bartlett.
David Hobden and Marina Vassilieva from California, pictured with Sandals Emerald Bay General Manager, John Keating, Sandals Resorts CEO, Adam Stewart and Chairman and Founder, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, were among the first guests to experience the new Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas opened its doors last week, welcoming guests for the very first time to the sprawling 500-acre resort. Fresh off the heels of their stay at Sandals Emerald Bay, where they were among the first-ever guests of the new property, David Hobden and Marina Vassilieva of Birlington, California were excited to share their experience.

ImageThe Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is forecasting a rebound in visitor arrivals in 2010 with moderate growth expected for the region on the heels of positive indicators from the fourth quarter of 2009.

According to Winfield Griffith, director of research and information technology, the CTO is expecting tourism in the region to grow by up to three percent in 2010 as the global economy continues to see recovery.

ImageBeat the Arctic chill and head to Jamaica’s most popular resort region, Montego Bay, with Air Jamaica’s Warm UpSale. Travelers who can’t stand another moment of plummeting temperatures or shoveling snow can purchase these sale fares until February 9, valid for travel now through March 10, 2010.