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KINGSTON, JAMAICA: December 9, 2015 – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, left the island yesterday for Cancun, Mexico, where he will address international travel wholesalers and tour operators at a Karisma Hotels and Resorts’ marketing forum. Minister McNeill will give an update on Karisma’s projects in Jamaica.
The December 10 event is one of the main activities on the agenda for Karisma’s 8th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC) Awards and Sales & Marketing Forum. The GIVC Awards honour the industry’s top performing travel professionals from the United States and Canada. It takes place December 9 to 12, 2015, at the El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma.
Karisma operates the 138-suite Azul Sensatori Jamaica in Negril and construction is currently underway for a neighbouring hotel – Azul Seven – which represents 149 rooms and an investment of US$45 million.
In October Karisma announced a US$900 million project in Llandovery, St. Ann, which will see nine hotels comprising 4,000 new rooms being built over the next decade. The hotels will include several brands with the first to debut in 2017-2018. Karisma brands include Azul, El Dorado, Allure, Adriatic Beach and Generation Villas.
Minister McNeill will be joined by Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook. He returns to the island on Friday, December 11, 2015.