Tag: Tourist


Top 5 Hot Spots To Visit In Jamaica

Jamaica is a beautiful island in the Caribbean. It is known for its rich culture, music, cuisine, and natural attractions. There are many tourist spots in Jamaica that you can visit, depending on your preferences and interests. Here are some of the top 5 tourist spots in Jamaica, to visit before you die. •  Dunn’s River Falls  This is one […]


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 […]


Jamaica Continues To See Rise In Tourist Arrivals

Preliminary data for January and February 2023 show an increase in visitor arrivals and expenditure relative to the corresponding period last year. Director General for the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry, said that stopover arrivals rose by 55.5 percent to 457,996 visitors for the period. Additionally, he reported that cruise passenger arrivals increased to 300,237 from 110 […]


‘Bob Marley – One Love’ Restaurant Touted As A Potentially Unforgettable Dining Experience For Travelers

The dining experience for persons transiting Jamaica’s biggest tourist gateway, the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, is being touted to become an unforgettable one with the pending opening of the world’s first Bob Marley-branded restaurant, dubbed ‘Bob Marley – One Love’. An elated Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, tells JIS News that travelers globally have been awaiting the […]


Return Of Direct Flights From Italy Major Boost For Tourism

The return of direct flights from Italy is being hailed by local stakeholders as a major boost for air connectivity out of Europe and for the upcoming winter tourist season. “The addition of these direct flights speaks to the confidence our airline partners have of the destination,” Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett told JIS News. Government officials, attraction and […]


Kingston Is Growing As A Tourist Destination

Regional Director at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Odette Soberam-Dyer, says Kingston is growing as a tourist destination and lauded Frontier Airlines for helping to push that growth. Speaking with journalists on November 7, on the arrival of passengers from the airline’s inaugural flight from Atlanta in the United States (US) to Kingston, the JTB official said, “It is a […]


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 […]


More Than $500 Million Set For Tourism-Related Projects

According to a JIS report, more than $500 million has been set aside for work on several tourism-related projects across the island during the 2022/23 fiscal year. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, during a recent meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, which is deliberating the 2022/23 Estimates of Expenditure. Mr. Bartlett […]


Mermaid Statue Attracting Curious Visitors

Photo credit – Sharon Earle The recently unveiled mermaid at the Montego Bay Marine Park (MBMP) is gaining popularity and in response to the increasing number of queries from curious visitors, Executive Director, Hugh Shim, and staff at the park have added color to the statue. They will also be erecting an information board near the waterfront’s latest attraction. Mr. […]


Jamaica Sees Record Air Passenger Arrivals

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the 7,000 airline passengers, who arrived at the Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in St. James on December 11, are a prelude to what is to come for the winter season. Citing the number of arrivals as a single day record since the reopening of air travel on June 15, 2020, Minister Bartlett said […]