Tag: Tourist

Jamaica

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]