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Golden Krust Teams With JTB

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the largest Caribbean franchise chain in the United States, has teamed with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) to promote Jamaica as a premier tourist destination. Golden Krust has launched a two-month “Jamaica Escape” promotion … Continued


Kite Boarding World Cup Series

Jamaica is set to host the first leg of the 2010 Kite Boarding World Cup Series at Long Bay Beach, Portland, March 25 to April 3. The 10-day tournament is expected to attract up to 1,000 visitors to see the … Continued


Tourism Strategy for Haiti

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that a strategy is being developed for the economic recovery of earthquake-hit Haiti, which will use elements of Jamaica’s Tourism Master Plan. This strategy, called the Montego Bay Initiative, will position tourism as … Continued


Support for Small Hotels Still Strong

Small hotels represent a third, or just under 10,000 of Jamaica’s hotel room stock, and despite the all inclusive concept, have contributed significantly to the growth of the hospitality sector over many years. They represent the entrepreneurial spirit of many … Continued


Tourism Enhancement Fund Aids Small Businesses

Small business owners in the tourism sector have been keeping their businesses afloat through financial assistance from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Proprietor of Bubbling Springs in Middle Quarters, St Elizabeth, Lincoln Fagan, says the loan saved his property. After … Continued


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


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

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