Tag: Tourist

Jamaica

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Return Of Cruise Shipping, A Strong Vote Of Confidence In Brand Jamaica — Minister Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the scheduled return of cruise shipping across the island’s ports in mid-November is a strong vote of confidence by major international stakeholders in brand Jamaica. “Our tourism industry is quickly recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrivals figures are climbing, airlift for the winter season is looking good, and the […]

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Jamaica Rakes In US$1.2 Billion From Tourist Arrivals Since The Start Of The Year

Since the start of the year, tourists continue to show up on Jamaican shores in vast numbers. Consequently, the island has earned US$1.2 billion from 1.1 million visitor arrivals since the start of the year. According to Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, arrivals are much higher than last year. “That performance is seeing a 22 per cent increase in our earnings, […]

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Tourists Swarm Jamaica Despite The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tourists are not prepared to say no to Jamaica, and the numbers don’t lie. The country has now welcomed over one million stopover visitors post its travel ban in June 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Jamaica is the only English-speaking Caribbean country to have welcomed over one million stopover visitors since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since […]

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JTB Launches ‘My Heartbeats JA’ One-Stop Website Shop

In an effort to promote Jamaica’s tourist product offering, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has launched a ‘My Heartbeats JA’ microsite. The site aims to help people looking to book their wedding, honeymoon, or romantic getaway in Jamaica. The newly developed site is housed on the Visit Jamaica platform located at www.visitjamaica.com. It provides a one-stop shop for persons to […]

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Jamaica Continues To See More Airlifts For The Winter Season

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is upbeat regarding airlift commitments for the 2020/21 Winter Season. In a speech in the House of Representatives recently, the Minister posited that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is maintaining strong engagement with tour operators and airline companies to drive bookings for the winter. “In a strong show of confidence in Destination Jamaica, our airline partners […]

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Jamaica Set To Welcome Tourists

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, the tourism industry is ready to receive the estimated 6,000 visitors who are expected to arrive in the island between June 15 and 30 as the Government begins phased reopening of the country’s borders. “On June 15, we will have seven flights that will come in. Between June 15 and 30 we […]

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Jamaica Tourism Sector Sets Impressive Record

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has earned bragging rights for the performance of the industry under his watch. In a report, he noted that the sector exited 2019 and enter 2020 on the back of a healthy 10 percent increase in earnings and an equally impressive 1.7 percent spike in visitor arrivals, based on the outturns for December. He projected […]