Tag: Jamaica Tourism

Jamaica unveils ‘Jamaica – Heartbeat of the World’ as the destination’s new brand positioning

The Jamaica Tourist Board unveiled ‘JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World’ the new destination brand positioning, recognising Jamaica’s outsized influence on the world. Strengthening the island’s position as a global culturally relevant brand, Heartbeat of the World extends beyond tourism and encompasses all elements of Jamaica’s rich and vibrant culture including music, cuisine, sports, adventure, nature […]

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Jamaica Tourism to grow with new Hyatt hotel

With the opening of the newest all-inclusive resorts, the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara, at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica’s tourism earnings are poised to increase. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said, “The sector for the quarter ending 2014, grew at a rate of approximately six percent, and this was achieved even […]

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Jamaica Tourism promotes its four ‘must-visit’ rivers

The island of Jamaica has numerous navigable rivers which offer a number of opportunities for activities and adventures. For extreme thrill seekers, river boarding on the Rio Bueno River is a must-do activity. The currents take one to the mouth of the river and into the Caribbean Sea. Martha Brae is Jamaica’s premier rafting attraction. […]

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Jamaica remains positive to welcome over 2 million stopover visitors

Jamaica is ready to welcome well over two million stopover visitors this year.  Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon Dr. Wykeham McNeill said, “Our arrivals are up by some 4 percent over last year and we expect to maintain our level of stopovers this year of more than two million visitors.” The Minister stated, […]

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Jamaica Tourism shines a spotlight on the craft industry

While talking about the importance of the new Craft Council of Jamaica, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment  said that though craft cuts across a number of ministries, departments and agencies, up to this point there was no central body to coordinate the push to oversee the development of the craft sector in […]

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Jamaica tourist arrival hits new record

Visitor arrivals to Jamaica by air and sea hit a new record of 3.3 million in 2012, up 7.4% from previous year, according to newly released tourism data. Arrivals in 2011 amounted to 3.07 million. Tourist visits earlier hit the three million mark in 2006. The increase in tourists’ number predominantly came from cruise passenger […]

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Jamaica tourism minister endorses Rastafarian Indigenous Village

  Jamaica’s Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill is overjoyed with the Rastafarian Indigenous Village in Jamaica’s Portobello and said it is a “a very good community based tourism project which is poised to bring tremendous benefits to Jamaica”. The project, located in St James, is being funded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s […]

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