Tag: tourism


Gains For Jamaica At Trade Fair In Spain

Jamaica’s presence at the recently concluded international trade fair in Spain has reaped tremendous benefits for the island’s recovering tourism sector, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Bartlett said the visit by a high-powered Jamaican delegation, which included Director of Tourism Donovan White and Chief Strategist and Senior Adviser in the Ministry […]


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. […]


Jamaica On Course To Generate Over US$4B In Record Tourism Earnings

Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to rebound strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic fallout, generating earnings of US$3.64 billion in 2022. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett made this disclosure during Tuesday’s (January 10) sitting of the House of Representatives. “We ended the year equaling the record-breaking earnings of tourism of US$3.64 billion, and the [2022/23] fiscal year, which I will report […]


Jamaica Recovers from COVID-19 Downturn in All Major Tourism Markets

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has recovered from its COVID-19 downturn in all major markets to where a record 283,000 airline seats are now expected out of Canada for the upcoming winter tourist season. Mr. Bartlett, who is currently in Canada meeting with travel partners and other tourism interests, said it is an “amazing” reversal of fortune […]


New US$100 Million Resort-Style Development For Mo’bay

A new US$100 million luxury mixed resort-style residential development is coming to Montego Bay, which will provide some 300 jobs for Jamaicans.  Ground was officially broken on Friday (Oct. 21) for The Vista, which will be situated on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, popularly known as the ‘Hip Strip.’  The project is a joint venture between C and H Property Development Company […]


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 […]


Jamaica — Tourism Earnings To Exceed US$4 Billion This Year

Jamaica’s tourism earnings are expected to be “significantly higher” this year, exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels, says Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “We are looking now at earning in excess of US$4 billion this year, which would exceed 2019 figures by US$500 million to US$600 million,” he noted. He said that visitors’ arrival, including from cruises, are projected to be above three million, which is similar […]


Jamaica Looking To Tap Into Golf Tourism

Jamaica is looking to revitalize and tap into the potential of the sport of golf to attract visitors to the island, to boost the tourism industry and economy. The global golf tourism market, where people take trips with the main purpose of playing the sport, is valued over US$17 billion, according to the International Association of Golfing Tour Operators (IAGTO). […]


Public Order Must Be Taken Seriously – Minister Bartlett

Jamaicans are being urged to take public order seriously, as blatantly disregarding it poses an existential threat to both tourism and the wider community. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett made the appeal while addressing stakeholders in Negril, following the recent unveiling of a new welcome sign in the resort town. Mr. Bartlett said disregard for public order is currently the […]


Jamaica Wins Top Prizes at World Travel Awards

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that while brand Jamaica has traditionally done well on the international stage, receiving several accolades at the World Travel Awards during an ongoing pandemic was a major milestone. Speaking to reporters following the 29th World Travel Awards held at Sandals Montego Bay on August 31, Mr. Bartlett said it was a reminder that […]