• Jamaican tourism minister predicts 2023 recovery

    Published on : Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Jamaican Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, recently said that he expects the destination to make a full recovery from the impact of Covid-19 by 2023. This is a year earlier than many analysts had anticipated at the outset of the …

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  • Jamaica plans to establish itself as a green destination

    Published on : Monday, July 5, 2021

    According to tourism minister Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica will seek to reinvent itself as “cleaner and greener” destination in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Only by doing so can the Caribbean destination insulate itself from future shocks to the global …

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  • Jamaica and Saudi Arabia research on investment opportunities in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 3, 2021

    Jamaica and Saudi Arabia have initiated the deliberations aimed at facilitating cooperation and investment in tourism and other key areas, following a series of meetings between Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett; his colleague Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry …

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  • Jamaica selling green tourism as travellers trickle back

    Published on : Friday, July 2, 2021

    Jamaica tourism minister Edmund Bartlettsaid that Jamaica would seek to reinvent itself as “cleaner and greener” destination in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Only by doing so can the Caribbean destination insulate itself from future shocks to the global …

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  • Jamaica reopens borders to welcome UK travellers

    Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Jamaica has reopened its borders to travellers from the UK on May 1, 2021. The decision arrived after flights to the Caribbean island were banned for several months in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Europe. The initial ban …

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  • Jamaica boosts COVID testing facility with return of tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country has bolstered its COVID-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such tests. It has been mentioned that the increase in demand has been driven by new travel …

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  • Jamaica reports boost in festive travel

    Published on : Wednesday, December 30, 2020

    Jamaica recently reported its highest seven-day cumulative arrival figures this week since reopening borders on June 15. According to preliminary statistics of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), just over 21,000 passengers arrived on the island for the period between December …

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  • Jamaica announces new travel insurance plans for COVID-19 protection

    Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020

    The Caribbean destination of Jamaica recently unveiled plans for a new compulsory insurance programme to protect tourists against the impact of Covid-19. Titled “Jamaica Cares,” the emergency service has been launched with the aim of restoring confidence among tourists. The …

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  • Jamaica introduces revised safety measures for international travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Jamaica has recently announced revised measures for international travellers visiting the island. According to the new processes, the required online travel authorisation application would be more seamless for visitors while health protocols will still be maintained. The Jamaican Ministry of …

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  • American Airlines to launch pre-flight COVID-19 testing for international travel markets

    Published on : Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    American Airlines recently decided to collaborate with several foreign governments to begin offering pre-flight COVID-19 testing for customers travelling to international destinations.

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  • Clifton Reader elected President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association

    Published on : Friday, September 25, 2020

    Clifton Reader has been recently elected as the new President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) during the JHTA’s 59th annual general meeting.

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  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas reopens to guests

    Published on : Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    Round Hill Hotel & Villas have finally opened its doors to guests and is all set to welcome them to the renounced Jamaican retreat.

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  • Barlett announces ministry will offer six-month moratorium

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    Recently, the Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett announced that the ministry will be offering a six-month moratorium on licences and fees that are to be paid by tourism entities.   This was said during a digital press briefing hosted …

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  • Jamaica to offer moratorium on licenses by tourism bodies

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    The Jamaica Tourism Ministry has decided to offer a six-month moratorium on licenses and fees that are to be paid by tourism bodies. The announcement was officially by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett during a digital press briefing hosted by the tourism …

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  • Sandals Carlye turns into isolation centre

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Jamaican government  has been offered by Sandals Resorts an access to a 52-room hotel Sandals Carlyle which will be used as  an isolation centre for patients who have recovered but still needed additional space. They needed to be monitored before …

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  • Jamaica Tourism Board to deliver virtual care package

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The Jamaica Tourism Board has decided to use digital platforms to deliver a virtual care package to followers around the world. The virtual care package would be delivered in a time when the world is practicing social distancing amid the …

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  • Jamaican tourism officials expect strong tourism rebound during post coronavirus

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The tourism officials in Jamaica are striking an optimistic chord about the potential recovery of the country, once the global coronavirus situation has been controlled. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a “new approach” will be needed to rebuild the …

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  • Sandals Resorts to close down properties until May

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Sandals Resorts International recently announced its decision to shut down its properties in the Caribbean. The properties will remain closed until May 15th 2020. The decision has been undertaken to protect the guests and staff against the deadly coronavirus spread. …

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony of new Karisma Hotels property held in Jamaica

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The Karisma Hotels and Resorts recently organized the groundbreaking ceremony of its new prodigious property, the Sugarcane Bay Jamaica hotel in Jamaica. The estimated budget invested in the property is approximately $1 billion USD and is one of the biggest …

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  • 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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