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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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New Policy to Bring More Heavy Spenders to Jamaica

Jamaica is gearing up for more high-rollers and heavy spenders with Cabinet’s recent approval of an ‘inventory-enrichment strategy,’ which will allow merchants to import more high-end products into the island. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said in many cases, … Continued

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Bartlett Welcomes Back BA to Montego Bay

British Airways (BA) made its inaugural non-stop flight from London’s Gatwick Airport in England to Montego Bay St. James, with 280 passengers on board, on Thursday (October 29). The crew and passengers of the airline were met at the Sangster … Continued

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Bartlett Defends Focus on Sprucing Up Resort Areas

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has defended his Ministry’s decision to focus on resort areas in its Spruce Up Jamaica programme, financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). “I, as Minister, will never be comfortable when the people who … Continued

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Bartlett Says Tourism has Fastest Turnaround Capacity

Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has insisted that the sector is the most resilient of all industries, with the “fastest capacity for turnaround”. He reiterated the point at an awards ceremony for the Spruce Up Jamaica Tourism Essay Competition, at … Continued

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TEF Funds Beautification of Heritage Tourism Sites

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has approved $255 million for the rehabilitation and beautification of some of the island’s landmarks and heritage tourism sites. Executive Director of TEF, Ian Neita, told JIS News that money has been allocated to improve … Continued

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Jamaica Can Cash in on Heritage Tourism Market

Jamaica, with its rich history, has the potential to cash in on the cultural heritage tourism market, which is estimated by the World Tourism Organisation, to generate more than 160 million trips per annum. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Vacation at Home

Encouraged by the more than $27 billion, which Jamaicans spent on local attractions in 2007, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is urging nationals to embrace the concept of domestic tourism. The Ministry is promoting the concept through the ‘Experience Jamaica’ … Continued

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JTB to Launch ‘Experience Jamaica’ Sunday

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will be launching its ‘Experience Jamaica’ campaign on Sunday, September 6, geared at encouraging locals to taste, see, feel and enjoy more of the country’s tourism product and offerings. The launch of Experience Jamaica will … Continued

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Tourism Up 3.7 Per Cent

Despite the negative impact of the global recession on world tourism, Jamaica’s tourism sector has grown by 3.7 per cent since the start of the year, with 40,000 more tourists vacationing in the island over the similar period last year. … Continued

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Tourism Minister Targetting German Market

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that Jamaica’s overwhelming presence at the 12th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships, currently underway in Berlin, Germany, is exactly what the country’s tourism industry needs, in order to improve … Continued

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