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Bartlett Says Government’s Tourism Strategy Working

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has said that Jamaica is one of a few countries in the world experiencing growth in tourism, despite the global economic crisis. Mr. Barlett attributed the achievement to his Ministry’s tourism strategy, when he addressed a … Continued

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“Spruce-Up Jamaica” Beautifying Jamaica’s Resort Areas

Efforts to beautify Jamaica’s resort areas have been intensified under phase two of the Spruce-Up Jamaica programme. The programme, which was developed during 2008/2009, aims at providing extensive beautification work in seven parishes – St. James, Westmoreland, Trelawny, St. Ann, … Continued

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Tourists Arrivals Increased in January

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has confirmed a 3.4 per cent growth in visitor arrivals for January, compared with the same period last year. Mr. Bartlett pointed out that the 138, 000 tourists who visited the island during the month … Continued

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Tourism Courtesy Corps to be Installed on Friday

The official inauguration ceremony for the members of the Tourism Courtesy Corps will be held this Friday (Jan. 23) at the Old Hospital Site on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay. A total of 120 courtesy officers will be installed at … Continued

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JTB, Air Jamaica Collaborate for Winter Rescue Promotion

As part of its Jamaican Winter Rescue Programme, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has collaborated with the national carrier, Air Jamaica, to provide New Yorkers a chance to win a tropical getaway to the island. This exciting promotion encourages individuals … Continued

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Four Per Cent Growth in Tourist Arrivals in 2008

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said that despite the economic downturn in the major markets overseas, Jamaica experienced a four per cent growth in tourist arrivals last year and earned US$2 billion in revenue. “Last year, we ended the … Continued

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Three-Day Atlanta-Jamaica Business Exchange

Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, has announced a three-day Atlanta-Jamaica Business Exchange, which would be held at the Hilton Hotel Downtown, from Wednesday, October 15 to Friday, October 17. The Mission, which was conceived during Mayor Franklin’s visit to Jamaica … Continued

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Jamaica And Ghana Explore Tourism Links

Jamaica is seeking to forge tourism links with the African country of Ghana, through the development of the annual Quao Festival into a major tourism event. “We want to build the Quao Festival into a major heritage tourism attraction. There … Continued

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