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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.

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.

185,873 Stopover Arrivals For January 2017, 3.5% Over The 179,559 Recorded January 2016 -JTB

Data published by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), revealed that for the 12 months ending January 2017, total stopover arrivals amounted to 2.2 million relative to 2.1 million for the similar period of 2016. The continued improvements are largely due to increased visitors from the USA, Canadian and European markets, facilitated by an increase in […]

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

Edmund Bartlett To Appoint Several Of Jamaica’s Honorary Consuls In Europe As, Unpaid, Tourism Advisors

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has signaled his intention to appoint several of Jamaica’s Honorary Consuls in Europe as, unpaid, Tourism Advisors to his office, as he works on boosting market share for tourists to Jamaica from several key European countries. Bartlett made the announcement following engagements with Honorary Consuls from around Europe at Jamaica’s […]

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