Jamaica Tourist Board has issued a holding statement regarding the damage done by Hurricane Dean.


Information on flights, holidaymakers in resort and hotel operations is as follows:


 


Flights



  • Both international airports in Kingston and Montego Bay are expected to be opened later today

  • Virgin Atlantic’s flight from Gatwick to Montego Bay (VS65) today has been delayed until 4pm

  • Air Jamaica’s flight from Heathrow to Montego Bay has been delayed and a departure time will be decided at 6pm this evening

  • British Airways has delayed its flight from Heathrow to Kingston by 24 hours. It is due to depart tomorrow at 11.55am

  • Thomson has delayed its flight from Gatwick to Montego Bay by 24 hours. It is now due to leave August 22nd at 9.45am

 


Holidaymakers



  • The Federation of Tour Operators estimates around 5,000 British visitors are currently on the island.

  • Holidaymakers have remained in Jamaica and have been advised to stay indoors until the Hurricane moves away from the island.

 


Hotels


Hotels are reporting no severe damage and many expect to be fully operational by the end of the day.



  • Couples Resorts: no damage

  • Sunset resorts: no damage

  • Island Outpost: no damage

  • Sandals:Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios has no power but this should be remedied in the next couple of hours. Guests due to arrive today have the opportunity to revise their reservations and can do so by contacting the Sandals group or their travel agent.

  • Superclubs:Grand Lido, Negril has suffered some minor damage to the spa and landscaping. It still has electricity as the resort has a generator.

  • Elegant Resorts: Jamaica Inn & Round Hill have a few fallen trees, but no structural damage.