With tourism a mainstay of Jamaica's economy, contributing significantly to the island's gross domestic product (GDP), the capital city, Kingston, is readying itself to host the 19th staging of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Tourism. The conference, which takes place from September 30 to October 4, 2010, will explore a variety of issues including the extent to which tourism stimulates other sectors of the economy.
Saint Lucia, the renowned and beautiful Eastern Caribbean tourist gem, kicks off its 2010 Summer/Fall Travel Road Shows on Monday, August 2, starting in Eatontown, New Jersey on the northeastern seaboard of the United States.
One of JamaicaÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s most celebrated national monuments, The Devon House Mansion, reopened yesterday after undergoing extensive renovations and refurbishing. The project, which was supported by the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Enhancement Fund, seeks to improve the appeal of the historical landmark and further attract visitors who are intrigued by KingstonÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s cultural flair. Devon House, built in 1881, was the architectural dream of JamaicaÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s first black millionaire George Stiebel.
This fall, ladies can book a special girlsÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ getaway to Beaches Turks & Caicos during the week of October 14-18, 2010. Whether single, married, or simply looking to get away, the B.F.F Girls Getaway Package is the perfect way for girlfriends of all ages to enjoy some quality bonding time and fun in the sun. The package includes a Cocktail Party, Sunset Catamaran sail-away; beach yoga, skincare classes, island dance classes, Confessions PJ Bonfire Party, 10% discount at the gift shop, a $200 voucher to the exclusive Red Lane SpaÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â® for a rejuvenating, Caribbean-inspired treatment and a free 5 X 7 photograph.