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185,873 Stopover Arrivals For January 2017, 3.5% Over The 179,559 Recorded January 2016 -JTB

Data published by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), revealed that for the 12 months ending January 2017, total stopover arrivals amounted to 2.2 million relative to 2.1 million for the similar period of 2016. The continued improvements are largely due to increased visitors from the USA, Canadian and European markets, facilitated by an increase in […]

Government To Position Jamaica As A Major Player In The Caribbean Gaming Industry – Bartlett

Airbnb Going Business Class

Airbnb, which recently closed a funding round that valued the business at about US$31 billion, making it more valuable than Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Wyndham Worldwide Corp, plans to introduce a search tool designed for business travelers. The new feature will allow professionals to filter homes and apartments that Airbnb has […]

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British Airways To Employ Facial Recognition Technology.

British Airways passengers will soon be speeding through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub as the airline seeks to employ facial recognition technology. Biometric devices designed to speed up boarding and reduce errors will be used to capture traveler’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the […]

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‘Butch’ Stewart Set To Open Sandals Royal Barbados

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewarts Sandals is set to open a new property in Barbados with booking for stays launched for December this year.  The property to be named Sandals Royal Barbados had originally been planned as an expansion of the company’s existing Barbados resort. However, Stewart, Sandal’s Chairman says after reviewing the project, it was felt […]

Government To Position Jamaica As A Major Player In The Caribbean Gaming Industry – Bartlett

TEF Funds Are Specifically For Investment In The Infrastructural Enhancement Of The Tourism Sector As A Whole As The TEF Was Designed To Remove That Burden From The Jamaican Taxpayer – Robinson

The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) has expressed concerns regarding plans by the government to move the funds held in the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) into the Consolidated Fund. In an open letter to Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw, copied to the Businessuite News Center last night, JHTA President, Omar Robinson indicated that his […]

Government To Position Jamaica As A Major Player In The Caribbean Gaming Industry – Bartlett

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