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Another Airlift Boost for Tourism

Jamaica’s tourism received another major boost Thursday (February 11), when Air Tran Airways launched nonstop services from three locations in the United States to Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay. The three inaugural flights from – the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, … Continued


Jet Blue Starts Orlando-Mobay Flights

Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to demonstrate positive outlook in the country’s economy, with Jet Blue’s inaugural flight from Orlando, Florida to the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Monday (February 8) with 65 passengers on board. This flight marked the beginning … Continued


Heart Runaway Bay: Producing Skilled Workers for Tourism

Tourism has always been of great importance to the Jamaican economy, because of its potential to generate foreign exchange and provide jobs. Jamaican tourism workers have made a reputation for themselves internationally, which sees them in great demand, worldwide, as … Continued


3.6 Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals

Jamaica’s tourism arrivals figures for January to December, 2009 are showing a 3.6 per cent increase over the similar period for 2008. The country welcomed over 1.8 million stop over visitors for the period and, continuing the positive trend into … Continued


Tourism Stakeholders Buoyed by Success of UNWTO Seminar

With over 200 representatives from the Caribbean private sector, government entities and training institutions in attendance, the third Tourism Outlook Seminar, staged at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Montego Bay from February 1 to 3 has been … Continued


JA to Host Tourism Outlook Seminar

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will be hosting the third annual Tourism Outlook Seminar, February 2-3, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montego Bay, St. James. Dubbed ‘Challenges, Changes & Opportunities in … Continued


Tourism Stakeholders Benefit from Tsunami Preparedness Workshop

Stakeholders in the tourism sector were yesterday (January 11) educated about tsunami preparedness and management strategies, as the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) staged the first of two earthquake/tsunami workshops. The session, held at Gran Bahia Principe … Continued


First Winter Visitors Get Warm Welcome

When Liberian nationals Edward Neufville and Bahia Akerele chose Jamaica as the destination for their wedding, they had no idea inkling of the pleasant surprise that would await them when they arrived at the Sangster International Airport on Tuesday (Dec. … Continued


Tourism Minister Pursuing Negril Beach Problems

A major initiative, involving the Government and a number of agencies, is being pursued to save the Negril beach at the western tip of Jamaica, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has revealed. Mr. Bartlett says that the initiative is … Continued


Minister Bartlett Opens Old Fort Craft Market, Montego Bay

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, officially opened the Old Fort Craft Market, located on Fort Street, Montego Bay, on Wednesday (December 9). The market was extensively refurbished by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the tune of approximately $12 … Continued


Tourism Minister Upbeat About Winter Season

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is optimistic about a surge in arrivals for the upcoming Winter Tourist Season, which gets underway on December 15. He said that the country was able to secure over a million seats for the five-month … Continued


Bartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earnings

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that tourism earnings for this year could eclipse 2008 figures, despite the global economic recession. Last year, the country earned approximately US$1.6 billion from tourism and Mr. Bartlett is predicting that revenue … Continued


TPDCo Launches Tourism HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy

In its continued effort at sensitising workers about the deadly HIV/AIDS virus, through the promotion of a Tourism HIV/AIDS workplace policy, the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) launched a DVD entitled, ‘Wanted – an HIV/AIDS Policy’, at the Holiday … Continued

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