Jamaican tourism

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Jamaican Tourism Minister calls for investments in infrastructure

    Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Mr Edmund Bartlett, has called for investment in the tourism industry to go beyond the development of hotel rooms and other infrastructure.   Minister Bartlett made the call during his presentation on the opportunities for investment …

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  • Jamaica unveils global tourism centre to improve quality, safety

    Published on : Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Jamaican Tourism Minister, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, on Wednesday announced the unveiling of The Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. The Centre’s mission …

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  • The Ministry of Jamaican Tourism is about to launch destination assurance policy & strategy

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    The Ministry of Jamaican Tourism is building up a destination assurance policy and strategy that will make sure that the tourism product remains superlative and that the country can uphold its competitive advantage in the world marketplace. “We cannot allow …

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  • Jamaican tourism minister speaks about safety and security issues in global tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Jamaican Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett said that safety and security issues signify the biggest problems in global tourism. He added that Jamaica and the rest of the region must never lose sight of that reality. Addressing the opening …

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  • Jamaican tourism announces Gastronomy Ambassador Programme

    Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    As a significant result of the partnership between the Ministry of Tourism’s Linkages Network and the Culinary Federation of Jamaica for this year’s Taste of Jamaica Culinary Competition and Expo a Gastronomy Ambassador Programme has been announced.   Minister of …

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  • The November UNWTO global conference held special status for Jamaican tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    November 27 – 29, 2017 was a special date in Jamaica’s development history when the country hosted the UNWTO global conference on sustainable tourism at the Montego Bay Conference Centre.   The conference was impressive for its global reach, with …

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  • Small business groups can bolster the tourism revenue in Jamaica

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    Jamaica The Jamaica National Group says that the small business companies need more involvement in fostering and bolstering the tourism business, which will help to improve the economy of the country.       Morris Dixon who was speaking as …

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  • MOU signed between Jamaican Tourism Ministry and the AHLEI

    Published on : Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Tourism Ministry and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to facilitate the training of people involved in the industry.   The training will be conducted at the Jamaica …

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  • Jamaican tourism sector provides opportunities for local farmers

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, said that the tourism sector continues to offer opportunities to local farmers.   Mr. Hutchinson said that a close study of the country’s high food-import …

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  • Jamaican tourism minister to travel to Grenada this week to attend conference

    Published on : Monday, October 9, 2017

    The Jamaican Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Grenada this week for meeting key members of the Jamaica-led ‘UNWTO Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean’ for figuring out a recovery action plan for tourism-dependent islands devastated …

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  • Edmund Bartlett speaks about the current and upcoming plans for Jamaican tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    After busy summers, Caribbean destinations are preparing for peak winter season that lies ahead.   Winter is expected to be the culmination of a record-setting year for the Caribbean destinations. Jamaica is on target to hit its record goal of …

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  • Jamaican Tourism Director resigns from his office

    Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

    On Friday, Paul Pennicook, Tourism Director of Jamaica resigns from office. It brings to a final conclusion of his three-year term.   In July 2014, Pennicook had returned to the Tourist Board (JTB) of Jamaica. He was offered the authorization …

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  • Jamaican Tourism Minister says ‘salacious headlines’ jeopardizing tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that Jamaica is at a delicate crossroad where the media will have to decide whether a culture of “read while you bleed” should be a priority over the national good.   Bartlett noted …

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