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The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says the local industry is on track to become Jamaica’s fastest growing economic engagement. This, he said, is based on the sector’s significant inflows to the gross domestic product (GDP), and on the fact that its contribution, in the last two and a half years in particular, has grown faster than […]

The Economic Progress Made By Jamaica In Recent Times Can Be Used As A Model For Other Countries To Follow

Tourism Ministry Taking Steps To Further Develop Jamaica’s Gastronomy Network To Ensure That Ordinary Jamaicans Benefit Significantly From The Positive Trends In The Sector.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica has welcomed one million visitors to its shores in the first nine weeks of 2019. He said this has provided foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. Minister Bartlett said the industry is now at the peak of its growth, and the beauty about those in tourism is that […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Small and Medium Tourism Enterprise (SMTE) Operators to Access JA$200M Loan Funding In 2019/2020

The Jamaican Government is to increase access to loan funding for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprise (SMTE) operators, to expand and improve their businesses. Making the disclosure, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said SMTEs are to benefit from additional funds through the Jamaica National Small Business Loan Limited, as the Government will be providing $200 […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

International Tourism Trends Showing Shift From Traditional Sun, Sea And Sand Towards Interactive Experiential Tourism, One Of The Fastest Growing Sub-Sectors.

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says product diversification by industry stakeholders is pivotal to further boosting Jamaica’s global competitiveness, and successfully tapping into new markets. He told JIS News in a recent interview that international travellers are becoming increasingly demanding and have higher expectations of the destinations they visit or plan to travel. “International tourism […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Five Networks – Gastronomy, Sports & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Shopping, & The Knowledge Economy, Diversifying Jamaica’s Tourism Offerings And Creating Business Opportunities

Director of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, has emphasised the importance of the five networks in further diversifying the country’s tourism offerings and creating business opportunities among various sectors. The five networks – Gastronomy, Sports and Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Shopping, and the Knowledge economy – which were officially launched in December 2016 as […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Blue Mountain Coffee Festival Set For March 2019

The second annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival will be launched at a press conference on January 14. The three-day event, which showcases the rich tradition of coffee production in the Blue Mountain region, was launched last year and featured Blue Mountain coffee, coffee-related products, food stalls, tastings, demonstrations and workshops. Held at Newcastle in […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Jamaica Needs To Create New Dimensions For Tourism Outside Of All-Inclusive Properties And Visitors On Cruise Ships

President of JAMPRO Diane Edwards said that while the agency has been successful in attracting major tourism projects such as Iberostar Hotel, BahÌa Principe, Grupo Excellence (Oyster Bay) and others, the need exists to create new dimensions for tourism outside of all-inclusive properties and visitors on cruise ships. JAMPRO she said is therefore, focusing on […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

The Walkbout Homestay Experience Coming 2019

The Walkbout Homestay Experience allows you to rent rooms and sometimes an entire apartment/home/residence from carefully selected and screened local families. The experience allows for a first hand up close view of real Jamaican daily life. You will improve your local language skills and become familiar with the local lifestyle like never before. Participating host […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Jamaica Ready For Investments and Development Of Sports Infrastructure.

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is ready for investment in the development of sports infrastructure. Such investment, he said, will enable the country to attract mega sporting events and capitalise on that lucrative segment of the global tourism market. Minister Bartlett noted that while the island has hosted several major sporting events, it […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.

Jamaica Recording Estimated Gross Foreign Exchange Earnings of US$2.2 Billion, A 7.4 % Increase. And Three Million Arrivals Recorded, A 4.7% Increase

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is reporting increased tourist arrivals and earnings up to August of this year. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, speaking at the official opening of the Puerto Seco Beach in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, on Saturday (September 22), said between January and August of this year, almost three […]

The Tourism Industry Is On Track To Become Jamaica’s Fastest Growing Economic Engagement.