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UK Issues Travel Advisory on Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Less than a week after Jamaica lifted its travel ban on the United Kingdom due mainly to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO) has advised nationals against all types of travel to Jamaica, due to the growing number of COVID=19 cases.

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Extends Its Travel With Confidence Program

With vaccinations on the rise and travelers gaining more confidence in travel with each passing day, Sandals Resorts International has announced the extension of its Travel Protection Plan - Insurance Is On Us and Cancellation Protection Benefit to give customers even more reasons to Book with Confidence at Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts. All bookings made now through August 31, 2021, for travel now through December 31, 2022 will receive these added benefits, allowing them to truly unwind in paradise knowing everything else is covered for them. 

Travel with confidence when booking your next vacation to paradise at Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Grenada Bans Travelers From India and Brazil

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada Tuesday announced a ban on persons entering the island with a travel history that includes visits to India and Brazil in the past 14 days as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Beaches Resorts Elevates Its Commitment to Inclusivity in Celebration of Autism Acceptance Month

In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, Beaches® Resorts has announced its expanded commitment to families with children on the autism spectrum, ensuring a safe, fun and comfortable vacation experience that’s tailored to their needs. With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism in the U.S., special needs travel continues to be one of the fastest-growing family travel segments and one that is severely underserved. Building upon an existing partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) – the global leader in cognitive disorder training and certification – Beaches Resorts has extended its Advanced Certified Autism Center (ACAC) accreditation through 2023 and continues to be the world’s first and only ACAC resort company underscoring its dedication to ensuring every family can enjoy the award-winning Luxury Included® vacation experience.

Aerial view of the Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos, located in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Returns to In-Person Trade Shows Since Pandemic

LAKELAND, Florida -    The Islands of The Bahamas is the premier and exclusive destination being featured at the 47th Annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, being held April 13 -18, 2021in Lakeland, Florida. Traditionally, Florida’s largest annual convention, the show usually attracts more than 200,000 persons and 10,000 aircraft. This year’s show is expected to be a little smaller, safe and covid-19 ready.  The show also marks the return of in-person attendance at consumer and trade shows for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s (BMOTA) sales and marketing team, since global borders around the world and business events went into lockdown from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

left to right is pilots Sue-Anne Pinder and Charles Albury of Abaco and Earnestine Moxyz, MOTA, Global Communications Manager who stopped by the MOTA's booth.

Bahamas First In-Person Activity – A Resounding Success! Pilots Ready and Excited to Revisit The Bahamas Following Sun ‘n Fun

PLANTATION, Florida -   Scores of private pilots from throughout the U.S. who attended the 47th Annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, April 13-18, stopped by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation  (BMOTA) booth, eager to get information about The Bahamas, the region’s top destination in general aviation.  Some of them had already begun preparations to fly out to The Bahamas, following the conclusion of Sun ‘n Fun on April 19, 2021.

Courtesy of Tim Kern, Chuck Ruller and FAN-TV

LIAT Resumes Flights to Two Caribbean Destinations

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua,– The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, says it will resume flights to Barbados and St. Lucia later this week, after suspending them as a result of the ongoing eruption at the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Homeport Vessel in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica,– Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that Jamaica has finalized arrangements with global cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line to homeport one of its vessels in Montego Bay, with service set to begin on August 7, 2021.

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett
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