Convention Bureau Spotlight

As the third-largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has many meeting facilities located across the island. From the major tourist regions of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios to the capital Kingston, the island has more than 170,000 square feet of meeting space with state-of-the-art equipment and specially trained staff to assist meeting planners.

Fast Facts

  • WHERE WE ARE two major airports, Kingston and Montego Bay • served by Air Jamaica, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways

  • WHERE TO MEET more than 6,000 first-class hotel rooms • an array of facilities for meetings of all sizes, from large conventions to small conferences and meetings • The Jamaica Conference Centre, on the Kingston waterfront, offers comprehensive facilities and services to meet the requirements of conference planners

  • WHERE TO PLAY a wide range of attractions that appeal to all age groups and interests • Chukka Cove/Chukka Blue Adventure Tours • Dunn's River Falls, a wonderful hike to a spectacular 600-foot waterfall • swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove • some of the best golf in the Caribbean

  • WEATHER average year-round temperature is 82 degrees

  • WHAT'S NEW The 60-room Morgan's Harbour Hotel in Kingston, on the Palisadoes Peninsula overlooking Kingston Harbour, is undergoing significant renovations • The Sunset Resort Group acquired the 720-room Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios early last year and renamed the property Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort. The property underwent a $600 million refurbishment and upgrade and is now open • Ground was broken this summer for the Palmyra Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, the first luxury beachfront residential community in Jamaica. The project is expected to be completed in late 2006; adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton, the 5,000-acre development is on 16 acres of pristine waterfront land on the Rose Hall estate. • The Shoppes at Rose Hall, a $600 million upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment complex

  • DID YOU KNOW? expenses incurred for holding a meeting in Jamaica are tax-deductible



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1320 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 1101
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 800.294.7687
Fax: 305.666.5536
U.S. Sales Contact: Marcia Bullock
E-mail:
mbullock@visitjamaica-usa.com
meetings.visitjamaica.com