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Fake News…..No Tax on Airbnb Operators – Minister Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that the Government has no intention of imposing a tax on persons who are renting out their homes or providing space for travellers who have booked through Airbnb. “I have heard the false reports, especially on social media… [but] nothing could be further from the truth, as we […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

JA$750 Million Disbursed To 35 Small And Medium Tourism Enterprises Under National Export-Import Bank’s Revolving Loan Scheme.

Approximately JA$750 million has, to date, been disbursed to 35 small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs), under the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank’s revolving loan scheme. The businesses were selected from 51 completed applications totaling JA$941.1 million that the Bank received up to November 2018, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said. Mr. Bartlett indicated that the […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

Jamaica Capitalizing On Its Potential and Benefits from Gastronomy Tourism

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that the Ministry is taking strategic steps to ensure that Jamaica capitalises on its potential and benefits in a more significant way from gastronomy tourism. He noted that with a mouth-watering cuisine that is second to none, Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from an industry that the World Food […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

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 […]

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.