The 13th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (Japex) is set for April
14 to 16 at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort in Ocho Rios. For
information, contact the Caribbean Hotel Association at (787)
725-9139 or the Jamaica Tourist Board at (800) 233-4JTB.
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Jamaica will host the ASTA Southern Regional Conference 2002
from May 2 to 5. Participating hotels include Half Moon Golf,
Tennis and Beach Club; Wyndham Rose Hall, and Ritz-Carlton Rose
Hall. Conference officials said they expect 800 agents and
suppliers from Florida and the Missouri Valley and Southeast
regions. For details, contact ASTA at (703) 739-2782 or visit www.astanet.com.
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Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall is the only Jamaican property to have
garnered the AAA Five Diamond award this year. The 427-room resort
opened in summer 2000. For rates and winter packages, visit the Web
site at www.ritzcarlton.com.
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Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica,
refurbished its Kidz Club and launched the For Kid's Sake activity
program. The program, free of charge for children ages 2 to 12, is
offered daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Among the activities offered
are arts and crafts projects, story times, nature walks and
supervised swims. Private baby-sitting services cost $5 per child,
per hour. For information, call (800) 888-1199 or visit www.sunsetbeachresortspa.com.