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Jamaica Expected To Welcome 4.12 Million Visitors For 2023

According to the Ministry of Tourism Jamaica is set to record an estimated 4,122,100 visitor arrivals for the period January to December 2023. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said this would represent a 23.7 percent increase over the 2022 figure. Of this number, 2,875,549 are expected to be stopover visitors, which would represent a 16 percent increase over the number […]

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Jamaica Wins Tourism Awards In Dubai, As Bartlett Presents Resilience Awards

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, on the weekend received two major awards for Jamaica from the prestigious World Travel Awards, which is in its 30th year, at the landmark Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Minister Bartlett also as Founder and Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), a thinktank based in Jamaica, […]

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Over 1 Million Airline Seats Secured For Winter Out Of US Gateways – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today announced that a record 1.05 million airline seats have been secured from nearly six thousand flights coming into Jamaica out of the United States, during the upcoming winter season. With just over two weeks for winter travelers to start their vacations, in anticipation of a record winter tourist season, Minister Bartlett says: “This […]

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2023 Winter Tourist Season To Be Jamaica’s Best —Says Bartlett

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With nearly 130,000 more airline seats compared to the 2022/2023 period, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the upcoming winter tourist season will be the best in Jamaica’s history. Bartlett, who is currently on official Government business overseas said “to think of where we are coming from during the COVID-19 debacle in 2020 to where the tourism […]

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Upgraded Road Access To Bath Fountain Set To Increase Visitor Traffic

Rehabilitated road work will now allow easier access by visitors to the idyllic Bath Fountain in St. Thomas. This comes on the back of the completion of phase one of a $45.5-million Bath access road rehabilitation project. Tourism Minister Edmond Bartlett noted that the project “is so essential to provide access to this great facility called Bath Fountain. Moreover, he […]

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Reggae Sumfest Set To Draw Large Influx Of Overseas Visitors

According to Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, there are indications that the tourism mecca Montego Bay should see a huge influx of overseas visitors in the coming weeks. “Montego Bay will be buzzing, and everyone is excited with what the Festival brings to our shores and the trickle-down effect on businesses all over. After three decades of providing patrons […]

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Jamaica’s Bath Set To Become A Tourist Destination

The Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is looking forward to making Bath in St. Thomas a popular tourist destination. In a recent visit to the community, he noted Bath Fountain is one of the best natural spas in the western hemisphere. He said the facility and the Bath Botanical Gardens are “two important assets that can bring a lot […]

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Jamaica — 20,000 New Rooms For Tourism Sector

Approximately 20,000 new rooms are set to come on stream over the next five to 10 years, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett provided an update on the investment projects while opening the 2023/24 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives recently. The Minister pointed out that these additional rooms will be located in all the parishes. […]

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Jamaica to Launch First-Ever Global Tourism Resilience Institute

Jamaica will once again prove itself a pioneer when it launches the first-ever Global Tourism Resilience Institute in February. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett made the announcement while addressing the recent launch of the Global Tourism Resilience Conference. The conference will be hosted at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew from February 15 to 17. […]

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Jamaica Poised To Generate Record Tourism Earnings Of US$5 Billion In 2023

Jamaica is poised to generate a projected US$5 billion in earnings from tourism for the 2023 calendar year, based on the current trend in the industry’s out-turns, according to Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. He says the country is also expected to welcome five million visitors in 2024, one year ahead of the initial target timeline. The Minister was addressing […]