BLUE HOLE: Daredevils welcome

BLUE HOLE: Daredevils welcome

Located off the beaten track 20 minutes southeast of Negril is one of Jamaica’s hidden gems, Blue Hole Mineral Spring — the perfect place for daredevils wanting to experience the island’s outdoors. As the name suggests, the spring sits below a cavernous opening some...
No more high fives

No more high fives

FOR years, tour guide Kayon Wright has welcomed guests to the Appleton Estate Rum Experience with fist bumps and high fives. Not anymore. “We were always big on safety but that’s been turned up a notch [since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic]. We have to be...
Donald Grizzle’s leap of faith

Donald Grizzle’s leap of faith

In 1975, at the age of 42, Donald Grizzle decided to take a leap of faith and become a hotelier. It didn’t take long for the former farmer to fall completely in love with the beauty of Jamaica’s tourism product. Grizzle’s introduction to the sector was through a...
Airlift fuels St Lucia’s rebound

Airlift fuels St Lucia’s rebound

The resumption of flights to St Lucia has seen the island’s tourism sector rebounding with 90 per cent of their summer 2021 visitors travelling on the new non-stop flights from North America. The new flights were introduced by major airlines including American...
St Vincent and the Grenadines optimistic

St Vincent and the Grenadines optimistic

After having their tourism industry forced shut by a volcanic eruption earlier this year, St Vincent and the Grenadines is optimistic that the sector will begin to thrive again with the arrival of visitors from both air and sea. The southern Caribbean nation of...