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Fiesta Group Unveils $16.2 Billion Expansion Project

Jamaica’s tourism landscape is to receive a further boost with the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa in Point, Hanover. The hotel, which was officially opened about three years ago, currently boasts some 1,054 rooms … Continued

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Font Hill Property set for Massive Development

The Font Hill property located near Black River in St. Elizabeth and comprising more than 3,000 acres of land is now being viewed for massive development, which would impact positively on the parish as well as on the overall economy … Continued

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Bartlett Laments Low Tourism Dollar Retention in Region

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said Caribbean destinations must forge a collaborative unit in order to keep tourism earnings within the region. Speaking Tuesday (May 4) at the Rotary Club’s District 7020 annual conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, … Continued

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Barlett Laments Low Tourism Dollar Retention in Region

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said Caribbean destinations must forge a collaborative unit in order to keep tourism earnings within the region. Speaking Tuesday (May 4) at the Rotary Club’s District 7020 annual conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, … Continued

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Tourism Minister Defends Airlift Decision

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has defended the Ministry’s decision to take swift action to secure Jamaica’s airlift capacity, given the serious dilemma with which Jamaica was faced and the possibility of an airlift crisis. Making his presentation in … Continued

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Duty Free List to be Expanded

Cabinet has approved amendments to the Duty Free Shopping Act, thereby allowing for the expansion of the duty free list and allowing incoming passengers to purchase items duty free. This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett during … Continued

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Pension Scheme for Tourism Workers Coming

The Ministry of Tourism is developing a Pension Scheme Policy as it seeks to ensure that workers have adequate social security upon retirement. “The Ministry has, over the past year, sought to develop a mechanism for promoting the development of … Continued

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New Tactics to Maintain JA’s Preferred Tourism Status

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said he will be implementing new and intense marketing tactics and networking strategies, in order to maintain Jamaica’s position as a preferred Caribbean destination, for the new fiscal year. He argued that the … Continued

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Tourism Offers Opportunity for Manufacturing Sector

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that Jamaica’s economy stands to benefit greatly once local producers are able to adequately meet the demands of the country’s growing tourism industry. “The demand created by tourism can be a catalyst … Continued

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Tourism Minister Projects Six Per Cent Growth

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is projecting that the tourism sector will grow by six per cent this year, on the heels of last year’s 3.6 per cent growth. Making his presentation in the 2010/11Budget Debate today (April 14) … Continued

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More Investments in Tourism Sector

A number of projects are slated to come on stream as investments continue in the country’s tourism sector. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, in his contribution to the 2010/11 Budget Debate in Gordon House today (April 14), informed that two … Continued

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Tourism Minister Upbeat on 2010/11 Investments

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has disclosed that following upon his recent visit to Spain, European investors will be coming to Jamaica in May to tour prospective resort sites in St. James and St. Elizabeth. Making his contribution to … Continued

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Bartlett says Study Coming to Indentify Tourism Links

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has disclosed that the Government is to embark on a study that will seek to better measure aggregate demand in the tourism sector. Making his contribution to the 2010/11 Budget Debate Wednesday (April 14) … Continued

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Falmouth Soon to Become Designated Area

Plans to declare the Town of Falmouth a designated area, to facilitate organised and coordinated development, is moving apace. Giving an update on the situation, during a recent Council meeting, Acting Secretary/Manager of the Trelawny Parish Council, Mr. Gerald Lee, … Continued

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Cranbrook Flower Forest, Unique Eco-Tourism Site in St. Ann

Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail, a unique Jamaican eco-tourism attraction in the green hills of Laughlands, St. Ann, is moving progressively towards increasing its offerings and broadening its agricultural aspects. This 130-acre attraction, ideal for nature lovers, … Continued

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Northern Jamaica Development Project Gets $1.5 Billion

The Northern Jamaica Development Project is to receive $1.5 billion in the new fiscal year, to continue to improve infrastructure in tourism centres on the island’s northern coast. As set out in the 2010/11 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the … Continued

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