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Bahamas Preparing to Resume International Tourism on July 1 with New Health & Safety Protocols in Place

NASSAU, Bahamas, – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Committee, a group comprised of public and private sector partners, announced today a collaborative plan for re-opening the country’s borders and tourism sector, as well as the resumption of international commercial travel starting July 1. A press conference provided details of the “Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan” to be used as an approved, comprehensive guide of health and safety protocol to be followed consistently across the country.

“Travel Advisors Remain Top Priority for Sandals and Beaches Resorts on National Travel Advisor Day”

MONTEGO BAY, – Sandals Resorts International, the leader in all inclusive Caribbean vacations, is honored to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to their trusted partners in the travel advisor community today on National Travel Advisor Day. Sandals® and Beaches® has always believed in the value of a travel advisor and developed several programs that aimed to strengthen that partnership. To showcase their unwavering support during these unprecedented times, the resort company has made significant changes to their Travel Advisor programs to extend their gratitude in response to COVID-19.

Sandals Resorts Enhances Industry-leading Health and Safety Measures, Leaving No Stone Unturned

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica,– For nearly 40 years, Sandals Resorts has continuously implemented and strengthened health and safety protocols to ensure guests are able to enjoy their Caribbean vacation worry-free. In preparation to welcome guests back to the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean, the company today introduced Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, building on its existing industry-leading practices to guarantee cleanliness standards and heightened health and safety measures that address changing consumer expectations amidst COVID-19.

Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Tourism Product, Says Tourism Chief

MIAMI - Frank Comito, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) chief executive, told the world press how the Caribbean hospitality sector and destinations were marshaling their crisis management experience to be able to bounce back stronger and better once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has subsided.

Jamaican Hospitality Professional Sherrita Savage Wins Forbes Employee of the Year

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaican hospitality professional Sherrita Savage is the 2020 Forbes Employee of the Year. Ms. Savage, Group Reservations Agent at Half Moon, a luxury resort nestled in heart of Montego Bay, was selected from among hundreds of nominations worldwide. Recently, she was presented with her award at a star studded black-tie gala dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Luxury Summit at ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Sherrita Savage (center), Group Reservations Coordinator at Half Moon accepts her Employee of the Year Award at the Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Luxury Summit in Las Vegas. Also sharing in the celebration are from left: Guy Steuart, Chairman of Half Moon; Shernette Crichton, General Manager of Half Moon; Sheila Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide

Jamaica Participates in Wedding Salon’s Virtual Show on “Planning a Wedding Amidst Social Distancing”

MIAMI, FL – Jamaica Tourist Board’s Victoria Harper, Business Development Manager, Northeast USA, recently served as an industry panelist during Wedding Salon’s first virtual show. The event proved as an excellent opportunity for her to share insights on Jamaica as the Caribbean’s premier wedding destination for couples looking to say “I Do” as she provided tips on planning the ultimate destination wedding on the island amidst social distancing.

Jamaica Tourist Board guides couples and industry members on how to successfully plan a dream Jamaica wedding during a time of social distancing.

Sandals Royal Caribbean Introduces New Beachfront Building

Sandals Royal Caribbean is excited to announce the opening of the newly constructed Sandringham building, which accommodates the spacious Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites and the Royal Beachfront Club Elite Suites, bringing the resort’s luxurious room and suite count to 232.

(The new Sandringham building at Sandals Royal Caribbean)
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