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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 […]

Jamaica’s Pattern Of Studying, Consulting, Re-Consulting And Updating Its Studies, Have Impeded The Country’s Own Progress.

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 […]

Jamaica’s Pattern Of Studying, Consulting, Re-Consulting And Updating Its Studies, Have Impeded The Country’s Own Progress.

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 […]

Jamaica’s Pattern Of Studying, Consulting, Re-Consulting And Updating Its Studies, Have Impeded The Country’s Own Progress.

More Interconnectedness Between Visitors And Residents Of Communities Needed, In Order To Achieve Greater Community Empowerment.

Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai, says there must be more interconnectedness between visitors and residents of communities, in order to achieve greater community empowerment. He also suggested that there must be a “lowering of the walls between the host communities and the visitors”, in order to achieve […]

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

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 […]

Jamaica’s Pattern Of Studying, Consulting, Re-Consulting And Updating Its Studies, Have Impeded The Country’s Own Progress.

Visitors staying away from hotels, warns BHTA official

Barbados recorded an 8.1 per cent increase in long-stay visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Rudy Grant pointed out today that this was not reflected in the occupancy levels of BHTA member properties, […]

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

Growth In Heritage Tourism Offers Tremendous Opportunity For Jamaica And The Wider Caribbean

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the growth in heritage tourism offers tremendous opportunity for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. In an interview with JIS NEWS, Mr. Bartlett noted that recent international tourism trends have pointed to a shift from the traditional ‘sun, sea and sand’ phenomenon towards a more interactive experiential form […]

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

Our Business Is The Result Of Our Adventure – A Real Walkbout Experience

Even small businesses can easily operate on a global scale, sourcing products or labour on one continent and delivering goods or services halfway around the world. Many people consider their business to be their highest priority, and perhaps then add some spice and adventure to their lives by working from a remote or exotic location. […]

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

“Trust me, this helping me to live a better life; keep me away from violence. It’s my hustle and I love it”- Conrad Webster

After much thought I realised that the craft was common in the area, so I had to make myself “stand out”. “Mi use 24 bamboo and build it, and then mi seh me a go try and design something different from the rest a man dem. So mi start decorate and add table and chair, […]

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

Increased Number Of Canadian Visitors Coming To The Caribbean During The Off-Season.

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) — A senior official of the Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI) is challenging the Caribbean to capitalise on the increase in the number of Canadian visitors coming to the Caribbean especially during the off-season. Senior Research Associate Jennifer Hendry, addressing delegates attending the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) sponsored State of the […]

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