Tag: Jamaica

Jamaica to promote gastronomy tourism to lure travellers

In a bid to lure more travellers, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica confirmed that the ministry is taking steps to ensure that Jamaica capitalises on its potential to benefit from gastronomy tourism. He informed that the gastronomy network, which is looking after the process, “has been working assiduously to craft innovative plans”. “Their […]

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Jamaica to host a tourism resilience summit

Jamaica to host a tourism resilience summit on September 13 which will be held at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The summit will address events that disrupt tourism, such as climate change, epidemics and pandemics, terrorism and cybercrime, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism minister, announced recently. Under the theme of ‘Tourism Resilience through Global […]

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Jamaica promotes Kingston as a leisure destination

With a strong visitor growth in 2018, the Jamaica Tourist Board aims to boost leisure travellers in Kingston. Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, has always been the centre for business travellers, but the country’s new Tourism Director, Donovan White wants Kingston to be promoted focussing on the leisure travellers as well. The city of Kingston […]

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Study on tourism demand to determine Jamaica’s local needs

Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett has tasked the Jamaica Tourism Linkages Council to complete the tourism demand study to facilitate quantitative analysis of the need for manufacturing and other goods and services within the sector and report it by August this year. The study was designed to identify the existing or potential demand in […]

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Jamaica’s tourism revenue grew by 12.1% in 2017

Revenue from the tourism sector in Jamaica grew by 12.1% last year, contributing to USD 62.2 billion to the local economy, said Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. He also stated that the sector is seeing an increase in employment. He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, employing 122,500 […]

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Jamaica’s tourism revenue grew by 12.1% in 2017

Revenue from the tourism sector in Jamaica grew by 12.1% last year, contributing to USD 62.2 billion to the local economy, said Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. He also stated that the sector is seeing an increase in employment. He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, employing 122,500 […]

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Jamaica welcomes Airbnb to diversify tourism

Carlos Muñoz, Head of Public policy at Airbnb Inc, Central America and the Caribbean, cited that the natural warmth and friendliness of Jamaicans were the major factors in Airbnb’s decision to give the Caribbean the signal honour of establishing the first Airbnb host club in the Caribbean. “On the one side, Government has been tremendously […]

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Caribbean tourism resilient despite challenges

Despite the myriad challenges, this year the Caribbean welcomed nearly one million more tourists than the previous year for the same period. For the first six months of 2017, data compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organization show that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists in the first six months as compared to the same […]

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Jamaica and Mexico signs MoU to promote cross nation tourism

As a strategy to grow cross-nation multi-destination tourism, Jamaica has announced to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mexico. Previously a MoU with Cuba was signed last May as part of a wider collaboration between the three countries and the Dominican Republic to boost marketing activity and encourage airlines to offer multi-stop routes within […]

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Google allies with Jamaica to boost tourism

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister of Jamaica announced a strategic partnership between Jamaica and the search engine giant Google to increase the number of visitors in the country The Tourism Minister met and toured the company’s headquarters (Googleplex) in Silicon Valley, California and said Jamaica’s tourism stands to gain big time with this arrangement, calling Google […]

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