Travel & Leisure

Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights

Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights

USA (Mckoy’s News) – Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights: The US has unveiled tough new measures to enhance security on flights entering the country, but has held off extending a ban on laptops in the cabin. In March the US banned cabin laptops to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be […]

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Growth in Tourist Arrivals Recorded for 2017

Saint Lucia (McKoy’s News) – Growth in Tourist Arrivals Recorded for 2017: Saint Lucia has recorded a 23.4 percent increase in tourist arrivals for the year so far, with a 33.7 percent growth in the cruise sector. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee noted at a press conference this week that there was also a 5 percent […]

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1.2 MILLION VISITORS IN JAMAICA FOR 3-MONTH PERIOD

Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – VISITORS IN JAMAICA: Jamaica welcomed over 1.2 million visitors during the January to March 2017 quarter.   According to Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, Dr. Wayne Henry, tourists spent an estimated US$759 million dollars in Jamaica. He said the figures represent increases of 1.7 per cent and 3.7 […]

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Visitor Experience App Launched in Grenada

Grenada (McKoy’s News) – Visitor Experience App Launched: The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) has taken a major step to enhance visitor experience, with the release of its exciting new app. The Pure Grenada App, launched last Thursday, is a one-stop shop showcasing events and locations in Grenada along with digital images and information of […]

Cuba's First Ultra-Luxury Hotel

Cuba’s First Ultra-Luxury Hotel

Cuba (McKoy’s News) – Cuba’s First Ultra-Luxury Hotel: Cuba’s first ultra-luxury hotel opened its doors to its first guests on Monday, May 22. The 246-room Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana won’t have an official opening until June 7, however, guests will pay between US$440 and US$2,485 per night to stay at the upscale hotel, […]

Montego Bay to Toronto Flight

Tourist on Montego Bay to Toronto Flight Goes Bisurk in Mid Air

Orlando, Florida (Mckoy’s News) – An Air Canada, Montego Bay to Toronto Flight in route from Jamaica to Toronto was forced to make an emergency stop in Orlando, as a Canadian citizen, who was flying first class, coming from a vacation trip in Jamaica began to act wild and crazy, throwing items and attempting to […]

Mobay City Run Walkathon

Tourism in Western Jamaica to take Advantage of Mobay City Run

Montego Bay, St. James (JIS) – Tourism interests in western Jamaica are being urged to take advantage of events like the annual MoBay City Run, to tap into the lucrative global health and wellness market. General Manager of RIU Reggae and RIU Palace Hotels in Montego Bay, Frank Sondern, told JIS News that his hotel had […]

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Jeremy Meeks deported from England

Jeremy Meeks whose mug shot went viral after being arrested on weapons charges, then got a fashion contract due to his chiseled bone structures and biracial features, have reportedly been deported from England due to his criminal past. After being released from prison in March 2016, Jeremy Meeks was snatched up by Hollywood agent Gina Rodriguez […]

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Missing Atlanta Man and Canadian Girlfriend Killed in Belize

Corozal, Belize (Mckoy’s News) – News of a missing 36-year-old Atlanta man and his 52-year-old girlfriend vacationing  in Belize, now found dead has been making waves across internationally as their bodies were found miles away from a bar in the polular tourist town of Corozal, which was said to be the last place the couple […]

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Chukka Caribbean Invest US $4 Million to Boost Jamaican Tourism

Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook, says Chukka Caribbean Adventures’ US$4 million investment in the upgrading of its Good Hope property in Falmouth, Trelawny will provide a major boost for cruise shipping and the entire tourism sector. “The Chukka Good Hope property is the kind of facility that will certainly be a pull factor in bringing […]

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There’s something about Jamaica Week 8 – Rated Jamaica No. 1

About: “There’s something about Jamaica.”  There’s Something about Jamaica’ is a weekly post on www.mckoysnews.com. Amber Crowl (DJ/Host/Promoter/Activist/Writer) shares her views on Jamaica’s Politics, Economy and Social Culture. Amber welcomes your questions and comments www.mckoysnews.com and you can send emails to  [email protected]   THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT JAMAICA WHICH IS GOOD AND WELCOMING NEWS FOR ALL PROUD JAMAICANS. IT WAS REPORTED JAMAICA […]

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Gov’t Gives US$14 Million to Upgrade Ocho Rios Port

In anticipation of larger cruise vessels coming to Jamaica, US$14 million has been allocated to improve port facilities in Ocho Rios, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett told JIS News that two mega liners, one from Carnival and the other from Norwegian Cruise Line, are slated to call on Jamaica in November […]