• Jamaica to help its neighbors after hurricane wreck

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Jamaica would assist its neighbors whose tourism sectors took a hit due to the recent hurricanes.   “We are all a part of the regional tourism family, so it is important that we are willing to help each other in …

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  • Riu Palace Jamaica receives the prestigious Crystal Apple Award from Apple Vacations

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Once again, RIU Hotels & Resorts has shone at the 2017 Golden Apple Awards. This year, the hotel chain has been distinguished with no fewer than 21 awards by US tour operator Apple Vacations. The most important of them is the Crystal Apple Award for “Best …

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  • Jamaica to serve UNWTO for two years

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Jamaica will be serving a two-year term after being elected by the executive council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation alongside Argentina and Uruguay.   The shared arrangement of the four-year membership will allow the three designated seats for …

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  • Jamaica Tourism earned around US$2 billion

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett said that Jamaica tourism has earned more than US$2 billion in the first eight months.     Bartlett reported that at about 8.3 per cent more than the amount is earned for the similar …

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  • Jamaica is on the flow of gastro tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Gastro tourism or food tourism is gaining a new genre in Caribbean Island after a massive surge of visitors about Falmouth Culinary Tour.     The Falmouth Culinary Tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for three …

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  • Tourists’ arrival in Jamaica is increasing in this tourism year

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Jamaica witnesses the rapid tourists’ arrival which has been a record high since the tourism year started. Jamaica tourism sector continues on a firm growth line in the last consecutive years and even now also the Tourism Board of Jamaica …

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  • Jamaican Tourism Minister will meet technology giants to gear tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Minister of Jamaica will lead his team to San Francisco at California to engage in the strategic meetings at the headquarters of international technology powerhouses Google, Airbnb and Uber for the better transportation to enhance the …

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  • Paul Pennicook resigns from Jamaica Tourist Board

    Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Paul Pennicook, the Director of Tourism of Jamaica, who served for last three years, resigned from his office.     The Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales, Donnie Dawson, who is based in Florida, will act as tourism director during the …

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  • Usain Bolt is invited by WTO as a special ambassador

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    World Tourism Organisation invited Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican sprinter to become the special ambassador for the major tourism conference.     UN World Tourism Organization/Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group conference – Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth …

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  • Usain Bolt to be Jamaican tourism ambassador

    Published on : Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    After completing a painful final lap and retiring from his sprinting career at the world athletics championships in London, Usain Bolt has been announced as one of the ambassadors of Jamaican Tourism.   Speaking to the media, Tourism minister Edmund …

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  • Global tourism can be beneficial for Jamaica

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    Jamaica, an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea is now planning to make the country tourism centered. This country will do the easy market, as global tourism is now changing and shifting the focus from the mass tourism to …

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  • Global conference on sustainable tourism to be held in Jamaica in November

    Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

    The UNWTO has declared Jamaica as the venue for the forthcoming global conference, which would be held from November 27 through 29, 2017. This conference is of great historical significance, as it would be the first time that the UNWTO …

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  • Jamaica to host sustainable tourism summit

    Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Jamaica will host the sustainable tourism conference- “UNWTO (United National World Travel Organization), the Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnership for Sustainable Tourism”, in this November at Montego Bay Convention Center to …

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  • Bartlett says that tourism is on the way to its record-breaking growth

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    Edmund Bartlett, Jamaican politician and former Minister of Tourism recently explained that the sector is on the way course to achieve “record -breaking growth” this year.   The first half of this year witnessed US$1.84 billion of revenue earnings, as …

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  • Jamaica plans to market itself as a hub for gastronomic tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    The Tourism Ministry of Jamaica plans to market Jamaica as a hub of Gastronomic Tourism worldwide. The rich, authentic and tantalizing tastes of Jamaican foods and wines are well-known to food connoisseurs, and hence, it would be showcased via gastronomic …

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  • Edmund Bartlett pushes for technology in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Jamaican Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett is stressing on the smart tourism, by making a greater use of technology to increase the experiences.     “Smart Destination Jamaica: A Preview of the Latest Technology in Tourism” delivers that the country …

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  • Jamaica tourism minister wants more from tourist dollars

    Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017

    With investment in room stock surging ahead of set targets, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett is turning attention to finding ways of retaining more of the tourist dollar in Jamaica.’   “What we want now is capacity building. We …

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  • Jamaica can benefit from global food tourism market, says minister

    Published on : Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Jamaican Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange said that Jamaica can benefit greatly from the global food-tourism market.   Minister Grange, who was addressing the official launch of the ‘MoBay Jerk Festival’ at the Royal Decameron Resort in …

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  • Cleveland-bound Swift Air makes emergency landing in Miami

    Published on : Saturday, July 8, 2017

    An aircraft of Swift Air that was travelling to Cleveland from Jamaica was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday in Miami.   Swift Air Flight 933 was scheduled to land at Hopkins International Airport around 5.30 p.m., but …

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  • Jamaica to be promoted at World Travel and Tourism Summit

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism of Jamaica would be among a list of honorary speakers at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) 17th Global Summit that would be conducted in Bangkok, Thailand on 27th April.   The impressive …

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