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Tourism Is Now Jamaica’s Best Bet In Quest To Attain Economic Prosperity.

With tourism having contributed approximately JA$62.2 billion in revenue to the Government coffers in 2017, accounting for 12.1 per cent of total recurrent revenue, stakeholders say the industry is now indisputably Jamaica’s best bet in the quest to attain economic prosperity. Portfolio Minister, Edmund Bartlett, who heads the many persons articulating this view, points to […]

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Tourism Sector Earned US$3B, And Placed US$1B In The Pockets Of Jamaicans

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says tourism has been the catalyst for the growth of the Jamaican economy, as it has enabled the value-added which lifted the gross domestic product and indeed the growth rate on an annual basis. Speaking at a Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation pilot review luncheon at the Montego Bay Convention […]

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Knutsford Express Will Expose Locals And Tourists To Jamaica’s Lesser Known Rural Attractions-Bartlett

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says the expansion of service by ground transportation provider, Knutsford Express will serve to expose locals and tourists to Jamaica’s lesser known rural attractions. Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking at the official opening of the company’s Sangster International Airport depot in Montego Bay on Tuesday, said the ease of access […]

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Jamaica Will Continue To Aggressively Pursue A Multi-Destination Marketing Arrangement With Cuba, Mexico And The Dominican Republic

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica will continue to aggressively pursue a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, noting that this will inevitably lead to sustainable growth. Mr. Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference now on at the Montego […]

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UK and Canada React Angrily to US Tariffs on Bombardier

The US Department of Commerce imposed preliminary tariffs of up to 219 per cent after Boeing alleged the Canadian aircraft maker had been able to sell its regional C Series jets at below cost in the US because of subsidies from the UK and Canadian governments. Theresa May, the British prime minister, said her government […]

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KLE In Drive To Market Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records As Premier Destination For An Authentic Experience

K.L.E. Group Limited (KLE) has advised that T&R Restaurants Limited (trading as FranJam), which is an affiliate company of KLE Group Limited, has signed its first overseas franchise agreement. The deal was struck with a UK company to operate fifteen (15) Tracks & Records Jamaican themed restaurants in the United Kingdom. The development of each […]

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More Local Investment In European Plan (EP) Hotels Along The ‘Hip Strip’ Needed – Bartlett

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is calling for more local investment in European Plan (EP) hotels along Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay, St. James, popularly known as the ‘Hip Strip’. Addressing members of the Montego Bay business sector in the city on July 28, the Minister said while he is not discouraging local […]

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Gastronomic Tourism Identified As A Medium For Diversifying The Jamaican Tourism Product

According to the 2012 United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report, 88.2 per cent of persons “consider that gastronomy is a strategic element defining the brand and image of their destination.” The report notes that territory is the backbone of gastronomic offerings and is an element that differentiates, and is the source of local identity. […]

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Barbados Reporting 17 Per Cent Increase In Visitor Arrivals From The United States – Sealy

Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is reporting that the island recorded a 17 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the United States market for the year so far compared to the same period last year, which he attributed to the partnership the island has with low-cost US-based carrier JetBlue. The Canadian and Caribbean […]

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