• Jamaica to focus on increasing arrivals from Japan

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett said that his Ministry will be focusing on increasing arrivals from Japan by implementing new marketing arrangements.   Speaking at a press conference at the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Kingston office, the Minister said that he …

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  • AC Hotel Kingston offers Biggest Meeting Spaces in Jamaica

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    The design-led lifestyle hotel, AC Hotel Kingston offers 18,000 sqft of cutting-edge meeting and event spaces this is the largest facility of its kind in the city. Located next to the BMW and MINI show rooms in the heart of …

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  • Salamander Hotels partners with Half Moon, Jamaica

    Published on : Friday, July 5, 2019

      Salamander Hotels & Resorts has been selected by the board of directors of Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resort destinations in Montego Bay, Jamaica to manage the award-winning 400-acre property.     Salamander owns and manages …

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  • 6 % increase in British travellers visiting Jamaica during the first 4 months of 2019

    Published on : Friday, June 28, 2019

    During early 2019, Jamaica saw an increase in British tarvellers by 6% from January to April as compared to the same period last year.     There is a surge in British travellers to Jamaica and due to new hotel …

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  • AC Hotels by Marriott Announces the Opening of its First Hotel in Jamaica

    Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019

    With the opening of AC Hotels Kingston, Jamaica, AC Hotels by Marriott brings the brand’s forward-thinking design approach to the island. Inspired by the signature vision of renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan, the brand was founded in 1998 in Spain. Having been incorporated …

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  • Artisan village in Jamaica to increase local earnings

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Acording to Edmund Barlett, the minister of tourism for Jamaica the artisan village contructed at Hampden Wharf in Trelawny will help in the overall inclusive growth strategy to increase earnings among the local suppliers.     There will be 47 …

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  • Jamaica witnesses a record-breaking winter tourism season

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Jamaica witnessed a record-breaking winter tourism season, as per estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism.   Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this winter, which is supposed …

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  • The birth place of Jimmy Cliff to turn into a key tourist attraction in Jamaica

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Hon Edmund Bartlett, the Jamaican Tourism Minister, has expressed plans to completely develop the community of Somerton in St. James, where Jimmy Cliff, a cultural icon was born, into a prime tourism attraction.   To quote Bartlett, “The town of …

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  • One million visitors set foot in Jamaica in first nine weeks of 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    As per Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett one million visitors came to Jamaica in the first nine weeks of 2019 which provided U.S. dollars 800 million as foreign exchange earnings.     The ministry is taking steps to further develop Jamaica’s …

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  • Over-the-water wedding chapel & bar in Sandals Montego Bay

    Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2019

    After refurbishment, Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica opened an over-the-water wedding chapel and Latitudes over-water bar. The all-inclusive resort includes swim-up suites, two restaurants and a refurbished lobby and main bar. Built just off the beach, the bar features hammocks …

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  • Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2019

    It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The construction work has already begun in Falmouth on the first 500 rooms of the estimated $250 million …

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  • Jamaica appoints new security personnel

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    For Jamaican tourism visitor surety is a top priority. Dr. Andrew Spencer, Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo), appointed Dr. Peter Tarlow, partner of Certified Travel, as the head of the new National Jamaica Tourism Security …

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  • Record-breaking 4.31 million travellers visited Jamaica in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, January 31, 2019

    With a record-breaking 4.31 million travellers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by expanding investments in small- and medium-sized tourism enterprises. By expanding investment in small and medium sized …

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  • In hotel investment, the tourism minister of Jamaica secured $750 million!

    Published on : Sunday, January 27, 2019

    After the discussions with two significant Spanish Hotel chains, H10 and Princess Resorts, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Edmund Bartlett has secured USD750Million in investment. By 2021, the investment will look into the setting up of three thousand new rooms in …

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  • CHTA to host a large number of Chinese travel buyers

    Published on : Monday, January 21, 2019

      CHTAThe Caribbean Travel Marketplace will see for the first time a large contigent of Chinese travel buyers hosted by the Carribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.     There will be more than 1,000 delegates registering for the dynamic edition …

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  • Canada’s travel advisory: exercise high degree of caution in Jamaica

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    After a state of emergency was declared in Jamaica, the Government of Canada has issued travel advisory for ‘high degree of caution’. The state of emergency is in effect in the parish of St. James, which includes the popular capital …

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  • Jamaica welcomed 4.31 million visitors with 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica saw an 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue in 2018.     He told a news conference, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston office yesterday that, the preliminary figures from the …

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  • Jamaica emerges as a progressive destination regarding travel safety and security

    Published on : Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Recently, Jamaica emerged as one of the most progressive destinations in the world regarding travel tourism safety and security.   This happened in spite of Jamaica owned Sandals Resort making headlines in the United States for covering up sexual assaults …

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  • Jamaica ranks top in WTA 2018

    Published on : Saturday, December 8, 2018

    At the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Finale Gala Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, Jamaica and Jamaican companies appeared as big winners last weekend, winning eight of the prestigious awards.   Particularly, Jamaica received Leading Beach Destination and Leading Cruise Destination …

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  • Minister Bartlett thinking about establishing a sister resilient center in Africa

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    The Hon. Mr. Edward Bartlett has made a distinct name for himself apart from being the Tourism Minister of Jamaica. He took action after natural disasters hit the Caribbean two years ago by establishing a global tourism resilience center in …

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