Travel/Tourism

SILVER SPRING, Maryland (February 17, 2011) - Caribbean hotels keen to boost their bottom lines and strengthen their position in the international marketplace are being offered big incentives by one of America's leading lodging companies. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), with nine properties in the Caribbean region, confirmed its commitment to developing the region's vital tourism sector by offering qualified hotels and resorts a 50 percent reduction in brand standard affiliation fees.
The long expected divestment of Air Jamaica now seems to be close at hand, almost a year later than originally planned.Despite some local opposition in Trinidad & Tobago that country's state owned Caribbean Airlines, is now apparently ready to take the failing Air Jamaica off the Jamaican government's hands.
Kingston, Jamaica– February 23, 2011 – Jamaica Hosts First Cruise Passengers To Arrive To Historic Falmouth Cruise Port– Passengers of Royal Caribbean’s Voyageur of the Seas were the first to arrive to Historic Falmouth Cruise Port Thursday, February 17. Guests to the port have access to more than 60 attractions in and around the Falmouth area, including the historic Good Hope Great House (pictured). Additional attractions include a walking tour of the 240-year-old town, ATV tours, zip-lining, and horseback riding.  
In anticipation of its grand debut on January 22, 2010, Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas– the newest gem in Sandals Resorts’ Luxury Included® portfolio – is offering one free night to guests who book a minimum seven-night stay at the resort by February 18, 2010 for travel during select dates in 2010, as well as savings of up to 50 percent off.
As one of the most comprehensive vacation experiences in the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts is taking its watersports programming one step further with the introduction of the increasingly popular sport of paddleboarding. Set on some of the most pristine beaches in the world, Sandals Resorts continues to maximize its unparalleled watersports offerings, including unlimited SCUBA for certified divers and PADI Certification courses for those wishing to learn the sport, in addition to sailing, kayaking and snorkeling. Expanding upon the Luxury Included® experience, paddleboarding is now offered as a part of the vacation package at all Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and will be rolled out to other islands and Beaches Resorts within the year.
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