Tag: tourism


Minister Bartlett Inducted Into Global Travel Hall Of Fame

Photo source – JIS Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday (April 28) joined an esteemed group of high achievers in the international travel and hospitality industry, with his induction into the prestigious Global Travel Hall of Fame. The Global Travel Hall of Fame, formerly dubbed The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame, “recognizes the highest achievers in […]


Jamaica Is The Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Tourist Destination

Jamaica is now regarded as one of the world’s fastest-recovering countries, and the Caribbean’s fastest-growing tourist destination, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Opening the 2022/2023 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 5), the Minister credited the achievement to the “excellent tactics and polices” that the Government put in place to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19). […]


Tourism Minister Set To Focus On Six Key Areas

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett said that he would be focusing on six key areas as it creates a framework for growth that is more resilient, equitable, and sustainable. He noted that the six areas would include: Facilitating investments. Strengthening linkages. Investing in human capital development. Diversifying the tourism product. Building out a supportive tourism infrastructure. Creating a Destination […]


Three Consecutive Quarters Of Growth For Tourism

Jamaica’s tourism industry rebounded from the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to record three consecutive quarters of growth in 2021. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the country ended last year with a strong showing of more than 1.6 million visitors and US$2 billion in earnings. “The industry’s success can be attributed to […]


Int’l Conference Will Shine Spotlight On Jamaica

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, says the staging of the International Conference & Exhibition (AICE) 2022 in Jamacia will shine the spotlight on the island as the Caribbean’s leading destination for leisure and business. She was speaking at the media launch of the event on Thursday (January 27) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose […]


Bartlett Targets Diaspora With “Rediscover Jamaica” Campaign

The Ministry of Tourism along with hoteliers in Jamaica have partnered to launch the ‘Rediscover Jamaica” campaign as an initiative to encourage domestic tourism. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett told members of the diaspora on Thursday (January 27), that this is among the innovative strategies that tourism stakeholders are implementing and which will keep the occupancy levels buoyant. This initiative provides […]


The Bahamas Prime Minister Calls For Doubling Of Effort In Tourism

The Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis has called for the doubling of effort in the tourism sector. He also said the country’s economy will be diversified to facilitate and integrate the tourism industry. Mr. Davis was speaking on Thursday at the official reopening of the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, which has undergone a $55 million renovation. […]


Government Walking On Quicksand

Since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, its problems seem to have grown insurmountable, especially since the 1970s and onwards. The recent court action between the Jamaica Police Federation, which represents the rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Government over back pay is a case in point. The country appears to be always in a […]


Jamaica Positioning For Health And Wellness Tourism

Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the ministry is putting the Blue Ocean Strategy to work, to return the sector to its pre-COVID-19 performance with arrivals and economic returns. “A Blue Ocean Strategy calls for the creation of business models that depart from traditional models based on competition and standardization. It will see the Ministry of Tourism pursuing enhanced value-creation […]


Over 1.2 Million Visitors, US$1.7 Billion In Tourism Earnings Since June 2020

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has welcomed a total of 1,285,368 visitors since the reopening of the country’s borders in June 2020, with estimated earnings of US$1.7 billion. He said that the figures, up to September 2021, comprise approximately 1,276,987 stopover visitors and 8,381 cruise passengers. He noted that the forecast for 2021 is for 1.57 million visitors […]