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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. […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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, […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

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 […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review