Jamaican tourism

  • Around 10k people joined Jamaican tourism pension scheme since its launch

     Monday, February 7, 2022

    Jamaica Tourism Minister, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that approximately 10,000 persons have already registered for the ground-breaking Tourism Workers Pension Scheme since its launch on January 1, 2022. “We reviewed the performance within the first month of the implementation …

  • Jamaica welcomed return of cruise sailings

     Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Jamaica recently welcomed the resumption of cruise operations. Carnival made a call at the Port of Ocho Rios and was the first cruise ship with international passengers to call at a Jamaican port since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. …

  • Jamaican tourism minister predicts 2023 recovery

     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 …

  • Jamaica plans to establish itself as a green destination

     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 …

  • Jamaica reopens borders to welcome UK travellers

     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 …

  • Jamaica boosts COVID testing facility with return of tourism

     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 …

  • Jamaica reports boost in festive travel

     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 …

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

     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 …

  • Jamaica introduces revised safety measures for international travellers

     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 …

  • Jamaica to offer moratorium on licenses by tourism bodies

     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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