The iconic United States motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson, has selected Jamaica as the place of choice to kick-start its tour operations in the Caribbean. A fleet of 10 Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be available for the tour. Chief Operating Officer at Viking Productions, André Dixon said, "We're proud to be able to introduce the bike tour to Jamaica for the very first time. We've signed an exclusive deal with Harley-Davidson to grow the motorcycle tour business throughout the Caribbean, so we're excited that we targeted Jamaica as the introductory market for such an exciting venture." He explained that all tours will be led by Team Jamaica-certified tour guides. Guided tours on Jamaica’s great open coastal highways will feature rest stops, which allow for interactions with the tourism product. Currently, all tours originate at the offices at Whitter Village in Ironshore, Montego Bay.
Thousands of Reggae music lovers will converge on Jamaica’s tourist capital Montego Bay, for the annual staging of Reggae Sumfest, July 12-18. The star-studded line up will feature Jamaican Reggae and dancehall acts, with headliners Grammy award-winning R&B singer Jennifer Hudson and American rappers Common and Rick Ross. International reggae stars booked include Jamaica’s own Beenie Man, Chris Martin, Cocoa Tea, Konshens, I-Octane and Kakaba Pyramid. The festival will kick off the weeklong activities on July 12 with a beach party at the Aquasol Theme Park, to be followed by the All-White party at Pier 1 on July 14. The popular Dancehall Night takes place on July 16 with International Nights 1 and 2 slated for July 17 and 18 at Catherine Hall.
Message from the CEO-Chris Jarrett, on the 30th Anniversary of Jartena Apartments Limited
Upon reflection of the journey from day one, back in 1982, it gives me a nostalgic feeling about the growth we have undergone as a group. It’s been a humbling experience to have guests who have continually stayed with us throughout these thirty years. I feel honoured to be part of a company celebrating 30 years of service in the tourism sector. It has not been without its challenges. I learned early on that as a hotelier, one must be a diplomat, a democrat, an autocrat, an acrobat and a doormat. Some of the titles took longer to learn than others.