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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Resort Areas Unaffected by Unrest

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has assured residents and visitors that business and tourist activities in the resort areas of Jamaica have not been … Continued


Heroic Bus Driver Departs for Disney Vacation

Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus operator, Annette Howard, who assisted over 100 passengers on an American Airline plane, which overran the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport in December, left the island today (May 20) for three-day dream … Continued


Tourism Ministry Plans Social Security Net for Workers

The Ministry of Tourism is moving to improve the long term socio-economic environment within the tourism industry, through introduction of a retirement plan and pension scheme for workers within the industry. The first of three planned public education fora, aimed … Continued


Faith-Based Planners in Island for Site visits

A group of 16 faith-based meeting planners from the United States of America (USA) are in the island to participate in a “destination update” organised by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). The group, which arrived in Jamaica yesterday (May 13), … Continued


JAPEX “Phenomenal” Success, says JHTA Head

The 20th staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Trade Show, put on by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), at the Half Moon Conference Centre in Montego Bay, ended on a high … Continued


Bartlett Commends JHTA at 49th Anniversary Event

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has commended members of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), and the industry’s workforce, for their ‘tremendous’ work in ensuring that tourism remains positive and hopeful. Addressing the 49th Anniversary of the JHTA, … Continued

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