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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


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


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


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


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


JTB Wooing Church Groups in the UK

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is wooing church groups in the United Kingdom (UK) as it seeks to bring more visitors into the island. More than 30 Diaspora and mainstream church leaders from various denominations were invited to a special … Continued


Spruce Up JA Starts Clean Up in Resort Areas

A $160 million contract for extensive beautification and environmental work in resort areas, over the next six months, has been signed between National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo). Signing took place Tuesday … Continued


JTB Happy with Returns from Reggae Sumfest

With the promoters of Reggae Sumfest 2009 declaring a record attendance this year, one of the festival’s main sponsors, The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), says it is satisfied with the returns from the part it has played in sponsoring the … Continued


$500 Million Upgrading Programme for Ocho Rios

Some $500 million have been earmarked, from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), for a comprehensive upgrading programme for the resort town of Ocho Rios, St. Ann. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, at the Government’s Town … Continued


Ecuadorians on Familiarisation Trip

Two groups, totalling 180 travel agents and journalists from Ecuador, are visiting Jamaica on a familiarisation trip, July 13- 21. The trip is part of the Ministry of Tourism’s new advertising and marketing thrust. The first group of 90 Ecuadorians … Continued


Bartlett Says Jamaica Moving into Time-Share Market

The Government is moving speedily to put in place legislation to facilitate Jamaica’s entry into the tourism timeshare market. This disclosure was made on Wednesday (July 1) by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, at the weekly Post Cabinet press … Continued

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