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Record-breaking tourist arrivals in 2004 for Jamaica
Some 2.5 million tourists arrived in Jamaica in 2004, the highest number of visitors to the island in one year, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) Economic Update and Outlook Report for the October to December 2004 period.
 . . . (Full Story March 31, 2005)

Jamaica's Renaissance Leads to First Luxury Beachfront Residential Community
Rose Hall Developments and the Resort Properties Group announced plans today for The Palmyra Resort & Spa at Rose Hall, the first luxury beachfront condo hotel in Jamaica, leading the island's renaissance.
 . . . (Full Story February 15, 2005)
Jamaican tourism minister upbeat about industry prospects
Jamaican Industry and Tourism Minister, Aloun Ndombet Assamba, has expressed optimism at the prospects for further growth in the tourism sector for 2005. 
. . . (Full Story January 31, 2005)
Hibiscus Wing at Half Moon
The Caribbean Marketplace trade extravaganza was hosted this past week by one of the jewels in Jamaica's tourism crown - the Half Moon Montego Bay
. . . (Full Story January 16, 2005)
Sandals opens 529-room Grande Ocho Rios Beach resort 
Jamaica's newest mega resort, the 529-room Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach and Villa Resort, welcomed its first guests on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24.
. . . (Full Story December 29, 2004
Big season ahead for Grand Lido
WITH THE official start of the winter season set for December 15, the Grand Lido Braco Resort and Spa Hotel, in Trelawny, one of the north coast's premium all-inclusive resorts, is already registering an increase in bookings for the season.
. . . (Full Story December 9, 2004)
Marketplace returns to Jamaica after a decade
JAMAICA will host the annual Caribbean Marketplace, a tourism trade show that has billing as the premier forum for bringing business to the region... . . (Full Story December 9, 2004)
Hoteliers expect good winter tourist season despite setbacks by hurricane
WITH tourist arrivals on the increase and the construction of new hotels underway, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association Godfrey Dyer has expressed high hopes for this year's winter tourist season that begins on December 15.. . . (Full Story December 9, 2004)
PM announces 1,500-room hotel for Lucea
Prime Minister P J Patterson yesterday announced that plans are well advanced for the acquisition of a property on the eastern side of the Lucea harbour in Hanover for the construction of a 1,500-room five-star hotel by a Spanish hotel chain.
. . . (Full Story November 20, 2004)
Jamaica Tourism Sector Continues To Grow
Jamaica's tourism industry is strong, solid and on an historic growth path, the island's tourism top brass declared at the recently concluded Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-27) in Aruba . . . (Full Story November 20, 2004)
US$850-m hotel development for MoBay
Prime Minister P J Patterson on Friday broke ground for a US$850 million ($5.3b) hotel project in the Rose Hall area of St James. . . (Full Story Oct 25, 2004)
Sandals begins to re-open hotels closed by Ivan
Sandals Resorts International will tomorrow reopen its 200-room Beaches Negril, which will be followed on October 28 with the re-opening of Beaches Sandy Bay
. . . (Full Story Sept 30, 2004)
Assamba cites more gains for farmers from tourism industry
MINISTER of Industry and Tourism Aloun Assamba said last week that the country's future agricultural development will rely heavily on the cooperation between farmers and players in the tourism industry.  . . . (Full Story July 20, 2004)
Region's tourism to earn US$40.3b this yr
The Caribbean will earn US$40.3 billion from tourism this year, 10 per cent more than it did in 2003 . . . (Full Story July 27, 2004)
Beaches, Negril opens new water park
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Beaches, Negril last week officially opened a water park, said to be the largest of its kind in Jamaica and the largest within the Beaches chain of hotels in the Caribbean.
. . . (Full Story July 3, 2004)
Jamaica Is Top Caribbean Honeymooning Destination
Newly wedded couples are opting to spend their honeymoon in Jamaica, more than any other Caribbean island. 
. . . (Full Story June 25, 2004)

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