Tag: travel


Minister Foresees Over One Billion Tourists Travel Across The World

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the number of tourists around the world will almost double by 2050. It is estimated that 1.4 billion people travel for leisure and other tourism-related activities annually.  “In a matter of 25 years, one billion more tourists are going to be traveling across the world. Where are they going? Where are they coming from? And […]


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 […]


Montego Bay, Jamaica Tops Summer Destination Cities

KINGSTON, Jamaica; June 29, 2022: Jamaica’s second city has been ranked the top summer travel recovery city of 2022. The revelation follows a summer travel Outlook Report that was produced for the World Travel Market (WTM) by ForwardKeys (provider of travel trends and analysis). The summer travel outlook 2022 report revealed that “at the city level, summer travel recovery is being […]


Pope Francis In A Spot Of Bother

According to press reports, Pope Francis has acknowledged that he can no longer travel like he’s accustomed because of his strained knee ligaments. He noted that his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was “a bit of a test,” and it showed that he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire. The reports noted that while traveling home from northern Nunavut, […]


What’s At Stake As UN Taliban Travel Ban Waiver Set To Expire?

The Trump-backed waiver allows sanctioned Taliban leaders to travel abroad for negotiations. A waiver that exempts top Taliban officials from a long-standing United Nations travel ban and related sanctions is set to expire, with rights groups saying the restrictions should be reimposed based on the group’s oppression of women since taking power last year. The United States has not given […]


Jamaica’s Tourism Sector Is On Track For Record Arrivals This Summer

Jamaica’s tourism sector is on track for record arrivals this summer, surpassing 2019 levels, when the country had the highest number of visitors ever seen for the summer months. Jamaica welcomed approximately 250,584 visitors in July 2019. “Summer 2022 will be the strongest summer that Jamaica’s tourism has ever seen”, said Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “All the bookings […]


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 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 […]


The UK Pulls Countries From Its COVID-19 Travel Red List

The U.K. is set to reduce the number of countries on its Covid-19 travel red list from 54 to seven, the government reportedly said. South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico come off the red list, which requires travelers to quarantine in an approved hotel at their cost for 10 full days. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes begin on Monday […]


U.S. Set To Lift Travel Restrictions

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions in November for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including visitors from the U.K. and European Union. The announcement was made by the White House on Monday. It noted that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure. “We know vaccines are […]