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VW Actor to Help Promote Brand Jamaica

Actor, Erik Nicolaisen, who starred in the Volkswagen (VW) “Get Happy” commercial, is in the island at the invitation of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) to participate in promotional activities for destination Jamaica. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. … Continued

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Tourism Minister Hails Work of TPDCo

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has commended the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) for its work in maintaining Jamaica’s tourism product at the highest international standard. Speaking at the entity’s staff awards luncheon, at the Jamaica Pegasus … Continued

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Tourism Minister Endorses Rastafarian Indigenous Village

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has endorsed the Rastafarian Indigenous Village, located in Portobello, Irwin, St. James, as “a very good community based tourism project which is poised to bring tremendous benefits to Jamaica”. The tourism project … Continued

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Thousands Expected for Jazz Festival

Thousands of visitors to the island are expected to converge on the town of Falmouth in Trelawny to attend the Jamaica Jazz and Blues music festival, to be held at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium from January 24 to 26. The … Continued

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Tourism Minister Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Russia

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, welcomed 320 passengers of the Russian flight, Transaero Airlines, as it made its inaugural trip to Jamaica, landing at the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, on January 1. He was … Continued

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Jamaica Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Prague

The Ministry of Tourism's effort to secure airlift into the island from new and emerging markets is bearing fruit, with the arrival of an inaugural flight from the Czech Republic yesterday (Dec. 28). The 200-seat Boeing 800 aircraft from Prague, … Continued

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Tourism Ministry to Develop Linkages with other Sectors

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says a special unit is to be established within the Ministry to direct the development of linkages with other Ministries and agencies, in an effort to boost provisions within the sector. Addressing … Continued

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Disney Cruise Visit Welcome – McNeill

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has welcomed news of the maiden port call to Jamaica by Disney Cruise Lines in 2013. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the agency's Half-Way-Tree Road head office … Continued

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Benefits of Sustainable Tourism Industry Highlighted

United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater, has underscored the economic benefits which Jamaica stands to gain from a sustainable tourism sector. Addressing the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton … Continued

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St. Ann Tops in 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards

General Manager of Couples San Souci Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Pierre Battaglia, and the Mystic Mountain Rain Forrest attraction, also situated in the parish, copped top honours at the 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards ceremony, held at the … Continued

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Jamaica Earns US$1.7B from Tourism

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says Jamaica has, to date, recorded some US$1.7 billion in earnings from tourism for 2012. Addressing a thanksgiving service at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Falmouth, Trelawny, on Sunday (December 9) … Continued

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Tourism Sector Continues to Record Growth

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the tourism industry fared well throughout the year, recording increases in stopover arrivals, despite the many challenges encountered. "Our sector is doing well…our stopover arrivals remain positive, and the figures … Continued

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Tourism Stakeholders Urged to Protect the Environment

Stakeholders in the tourism sector have been urged to manage the product in a sustainable manner,  with special focus on the environment, by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill. The Minister, who was addressing a forum to … Continued

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25 Finalists for Tourism Service Excellence Awards

A total of 12 individuals and 13 organisations were announced as finalists in the 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Programme (TSEP) awards during a ceremony on November 20 at the Wyndham Kingston hotel. The list included two individuals and three businesses … Continued

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Tourism Ministry to Adjust Advertising in US

The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has decided to adjust the country's advertising schedule for the US market, after discussions with its team in the United States (US). “We will start advertising on November 26 to shore up our bookings … Continued

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