WORLD’S BEST: For the umpteenth time, Sandals Resorts International has been voted the world’s leading all-inclusive, with Beaches being named the world’s leading all-inclusive family resort. The announcements came at the 2018 World Travel Awards, where Jamaica earned six other honours, including leading beach destination and leading cruise destination. Some of our top local hotspots rounded out the tally: Round Hill Hotel (leading villa resort), Island Routes (leading Caribbean attraction), Chukka Adventures (leading adventure tour operator) and GoldenEye’s Fleming Villa (leading luxury hotel villa).
TAKING CHARGE: “I want to create opportunities for foreign trade, investment and tourism between Jamaica and Georgia, foster greater collaboration among stakeholders and develop youth programmes,” says philanthropist Dr. Elaine Grant-Bryan, Jamaica’s newly appointed Consul General to Atlanta in the United States. “I’m honoured to receive this appointment, and I look forward to serving with distinction and pride, while ensuring the mandate of the Jamaican government is implemented and the Jamaican citizens are protected.”