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Jamaica Targeting Japan And India As The Country Continues To Expand Its Source Markets For Tourists.

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the disclosure at a media briefing at the Ministry’s offices in New Kingston last week. He noted that Japan was a very good market for Jamaica over 20 years ago, before varying factors affecting the Asian nation, including economic issues, resulted in a downturn in arrivals from that country. […]

Impact Of Thomas Cook Crisis On Jamaica Will Be Huge Amounting To A Couple Hundred Million Dollars.

Britain has repatriated ten per cent of nationals who were stranded at tourist destinations, including Jamaica, after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook. According to Jamaica’s tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett the expected impact of the Thomas Cook crisis will be huge and he gave a figure of 14,000, which represents the number of passengers […]

Operation Matterhorn Deploys Aircrafts To Holiday Destinations To Repatriate British Tourists Home As Thomas Cook Goes Under

New broke late yesterday that Thomas Cook has collapsed, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers, capping a painful year, 178-year-old British tour operator. The company said in a statement that its board concluded that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect. An application was made […]

Bartlett Announces New Flights Out Of South America And Russia To Jamaica.

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has announced new flights out of South America and Russia to Jamaica. Speaking at a press conference to provide updates on industry developments, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday (September 3), Mr. Bartlett said those and further expansion in the island’s hotel room stock by more than 1,000 over […]

The Global Luxury Travel Market Is Expected To Reach US$2.5 Trillion By 2025 And Jamaica Wants A Piece

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says some 6,000 rooms will be developed in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, over the next five years, making the self-styled elegant corridor a prime area for the tourism high end market. In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Bartlett said the development will include the 1,700-room Hard Rock Café Hotel, […]

Jamaica Welcomes Two Million Visitors For The First Half Of 2019, Earning US$2 Billion In Revenues.

Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning US$2 billion in revenues. Last year, the country had record arrivals of 4.32 million visitors with earnings of US$3.3 billion. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., highlighted the figures while opening […]

April Shaping Up To Be Another Good Month For Visitor Arrivals in Jamaica As Out-Turn Expected To Boost Stopover Arrivals To 900,000 For The First Four Months Of The Year.

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that April is shaping up to be another good month for visitor arrivals, noting that he was expecting this to be a huge month as April is trending at eight per cent over the same period last year and that the numbers for Easter and Carnival are yet to […]