The tourism workers pension regulations have been passed in both houses of parliament which paves the way for the registration process to officially begin. We tell you more on this week’s tourism round up.
In early April the Ministry of Tourism announced free online training for tourism workers through the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI). On this edition of Tourism Round Up we tell you what courses are on offer and how to register. Press play to find out more.
With the negative impact of COVID19 on the tourism industry, the tourism ministry is being proactive in tackling the aftereffects of the pandemic by conducting research to develop a strategy that will help in the recovery efforts for the Caribbean region. Find out more about on these developments and more on this edition of Tourism Round Up
In order to ensure that Jamaica stays ahead of the tourism market, even after COVID19, the Ministry of Tourism is offering free online training to all tourism workers through the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI). This as a measure of helping tourism workers to scale up their capacity so they can provide a higher quality of service after the pandemic. Learn more about this initiative on this edition of Tourism Roundup.
The Ministry of Tourism is reporting that the final arrangements have been made to officially begin the tourism workers’ pension scheme. Portfolio Minister Edmund Bartlett says the contracts have been signed between the fund manager Sagicor and the administrators Guardian Life.Press play to hear more about this initiative.
As part of efforts to help businesses in the tourism sector to deal with the economic impact of COVID 19, the Government will be providing grant assistance over the next 3 months for Micro small and medium sized tourism business owners. Press play to hear more about this initiative.
The Jamaica Rum festival 2020 was a day filled with food, fun and of course rum. Thousands of persons turned out to the Hope Botanical Gardens to support the event, and there were lots of positive reviews. Press play to hear more from its patrons on this edition of Tourism Round-Up.
Hundreds of persons turned out for the second staging of the Jamaica Rum festival at the Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew on February 29 which was the second staging of the event, and by all accounts it was a success. Press play on this edition of Tourism Round Up to get the highlights.
St. Ann is now in sharp focus as Karisma Hotels and Resorts has broken ground for a 4800 room development. Press play to find out how this latest development will have a positive on the parish on this edition of Tourism Round Up.
Falmouth is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, with a number of new hotels opening in recent time and others under construction. In addition to that, a new artisan village is soon to open its doors to cruise passengers and tourists. Press play to learn more about this initiative.
Workers in the tourism industry are one step closer to having an official pension scheme. Preliminary registrations have begun across the industry for the pension plan, set to impact over 300,000 workers. Press play to learn more on this week’s tourism round up.
Port Royal as a cruise destination is now in full swing, following the historic docking of the Marella Discovery 2 cruise line on January 20. But what makes Port Royal such a special port of call? Senior Destinations Services Manager at Marella Cruises Jackie Noble gives us some insight on this week’s tourism roundup. Learn more on this edition of Tourism Round Up
A wide variety of Jamaican made products were on display at this year’s Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) Craft Fair, at Emancipation Park. Stay with us as we give you highlights of the event on this week’s Tourism Round Up.
Jamaica’s tourism industry just loves to break records. With strong performances throughout 2019, the industry is on track to smash last year’s earnings total by over 300 million dollars. Stay tuned to find out more on this week’s tourism round up.
Non Stop flights from Lima to Montego Bay courtesy of LATAM airlines. The increased airlift from Latin America makes Jamaica the most connected destination in the English speaking Caribbean. Listen and we’ll you all about it on this week’s Tourism Round Up.
Visitors to Jamaica’s north coast will have an even wider variety of places to stay in coming years, as several new hotels are set to come on stream. Work has begun on a new hotel in Trelawny, and several more developments will get underway in 2020. Listen to this week’s Tourism Round Up as we talk about rooms.
Outside the walls of the hotel rooms and resorts there’s a new adventure on offer for vacationers in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. If you’re looking to burn some calories while immersing yourself in Jamaican culture at the community level then Red’s Cycle Tours may just be for you. Listen to this edition to get the details on this week’s tourism round up.
Since its launch earlier this the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has been expanding its footprint across the world. More countries are showing interest in partnering with the entity and establish satellite locations. Stay tuned to find out more about the work the entity has been doing on this week’s Tourism Round Up.
Are you a skincare professional or beauty enthusiast with an idea for a new product, but aren’t sure where to start? Then this week’s tourism round up is for you. Stick around as we tell you all about the tourism linkages network’s skin care product development workshop. Listen to Tourism Round Up to learn more.