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Bartlett Welcomes CARICOM Focus on Tourism

There is unity within the region regarding the need for further negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) for adjustments to their Air Passenger Duty (APD), which continues to negatively affect the Caribbean tourism market. Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett … Continued

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Communities along North Coast to Get Resort Status

Every community along Jamaica’s north coast, from Negril to Port Antonio, will be designated a resort area, as the Government moves to provide more economic opportunities for Jamaicans. “We are going to be increasing the range and activities in those … Continued

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Look Out For Jamaica – Henry

Players in the international aviation industry have been notified of the Government’s intention to make Jamaica a force in the sector, rivaling the busy Miami International Airport in the United States as the regional hub for cargo and passenger traffic. … Continued

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JTB to Undertake Marketing Programme in Europe

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) offices in London and Berlin will undertake a concentrated marketing programme in key United Kingdom (UK) and European cities, as part of the strategy to ensure a strong winter tourist season. Following last week’s visit … Continued

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JTB, Local Hotels Recognised By Travelage West Magazine

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was selected as the “Official International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support” at TravelAge West’s 2010 WAVE Awards. Jamaica and five of its hotels were also recognised as Editor’s Picks in the categories … Continued

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Tourism Minister’s London Blitz A Success

Declaring that his one week visit to London has been a success, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett today (June 17), said that following meetings with key airline and tour operators and other industry partners, the reports are positive and Jamaica’s … Continued

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JTB Honours Outstanding Travel Industry Personnel

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), in association with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), has presented awards to two distinguished travel industry personnel, Ed Kritzler, former JTB public relations executive; and David Swanson, contributing editor for National Geographic Traveller Magazine. They … Continued

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Tourism Minister in London for Promotional Blitz

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is in London for a one-week series of meetings, visits and press events, as part of a $10 million tourism promotional blitz, aimed at preventing any loss in revenue to the sector as a result … Continued

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Contract for Clean-up of Resort Areas Extended

Cabinet, at its sitting this week, approved a sum of $53,346,278 for the extension of a contract with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the cleaning up and beautification of resort areas across the island. The work will … Continued

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Ed Barlett Leads Tourism Team to New York

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is leading a team of tourism officials participating in the special Caribbean Week activities in New York, June 6 to 12. During the weeklong programme of events, Mr. Bartlett and Director of Tourism, … Continued

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Sandals Support Marine Preservation

Sandals Foundation has embarked on an Educational Campaign to heighten citizens’ awareness of marine preservation. The programme, which is being held in collaboration with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), commenced Tuesday (June 8) with the World Oceans Day … Continued

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JHTA Sees Need to Protect Tourism

South Coast Area Chairman and Vice President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Judy Schoenbein, has stressed the importance of Jamaicans cherishing and protecting the tourism industry. Delivering the keynote address at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s monthly … Continued

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Bartlett Optimistic about Prospects for Winter Tourism

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is optimistic that Jamaica’s winter tourist season will be strong, despite the negative publicity which the country suffered as a result of last week’s events in West Kingston. This by virtue of a US$10 million … Continued

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Bartlett Reveals Efforts to Restore Kingston’s Tourism

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says efforts are being made to resuscitate Kingston’s tourism product which, he said, was severely damaged by last week’s violence in West Kingston. Speaking with JIS News, Mr. Bartlett lamented that Kingston had lost business … Continued

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