Jamaica Travel News: Green Globe Certifies Tryall Resort

Green Globe Certifies the Tryall Club Resort

Green Globe announced the recertification of the Tryall Club Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. For the past few years, Jamaica’s premier private club has taken a proactive role in preserving and protecting nature in all its forms. Tryall Club’s community outreach and social responsibility programmes did outstanding work, promoting awareness and educating locals on environmental practices on all levels. A long-term Sustainability Management System is in effect at the Tryall Club, and the property was one of the first in Jamaica to introduce a recycling program. A special Green Team, formed of a group of employees from different departments, monitors the progress of green measures, shaping and realizing the resort’s environmental goals. To complement the existing eco-friendly ground management system, the Tryall Club is currently developing an organic garden. – From JTBonline.

Disney Cruise Line to Dock at Historic Falmouth

Following an eight-year courtship spearheaded by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Jamaica has sealed a first-ever call by Disney Cruise Line into Jamaica’s Historic Falmouth Cruise Port beginning October 2013. The 1,754 passenger Disney Wonder will visit the island’s newest port in Falmouth as part of the ship’s latest seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary. “As we’re constantly seeking opportunities in an array of target markets, Disney’s arrival will further strengthen Jamaica’s positioning in the family market. Our Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was built specifically for the island to have the capacity to receive mega ships, which has resulted in substantial growth in our cruise passenger arrivals,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. – From JTBonline.

High Quality Field for Half Moon Open

Olin Browne, the 2011 US Open senior champion, and Jamaica’s PeterHorrobin will headline a field of more than 80 golfers who will compete in theHalf Moon Jamaica Open Golf tournament set for November 28 to December 1 at the Half Moon course in Montego Bay. President of the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA), Wayne Chai Chong, said the Jamaica Open is part of the country’s rich sports history and he is expecting a competitive championship. Spencer Edwards, Director of Golf at Half Moon, who are the title sponsors of his year’s tournament, said his company was committed to helping to promoteJamaica as the premier golf destination in the Caribbean. Jamaica Tourist Board is also a sponsor of the event. – From JTBonline.

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