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Jamaica

Jamaica Expected Set To Earn US$5 Billion From Hotel Rooms To Be Constructed

Jamaica is projected to earn more than US$5 billion in direct foreign exchange inflows from visitor occupancy of approximately 8,000 rooms slated for construction over the next two to five years. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says over 24,000 new jobs are also expected to be generated by the developments, valued approximately US$2 billion, which are either underway or slated […]

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Tourism Minister — Competitive Advantage

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has highlighted the importance of providing not only superior quality service in the tourism sector but also authentic attractions. He noted that for Jamaica to maintain its competitive edge in the global tourism marketplace, the country must provide visitors with a genuine and unique experience. “The fact is Jamaica is competing with destinations globally […]

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TripAdvisor Flags Jamaica’ s Properties

The renown travel website, TripAdvisor, has added a new safety tool on its site which has reportedly flagged 13 Jamaican properties for safety issues since it was introduced in mid-May. This comes against numerous press reports alleging sexual assault problems in Jamaica. The new tool will now flag sexual assault warnings on review, thus making it easier to identify resort […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Market Increases Nearly 300,000 Monthly

Jamaica is set to construct an additional 6,000 hotel rooms starting next year January, according to Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett posited the view that different stakeholders stand to benefit, and moreover, the new venture will help to boost the economy. “The industry is growing. The demand is expanding. At 4.3 million visitors, our market has increased by […]