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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.

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

Director of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, has emphasised the importance of the five networks in further diversifying the country’s tourism offerings and creating business opportunities among various sectors. The five networks – Gastronomy, Sports and Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Shopping, and the Knowledge economy – which were officially launched in December 2016 as […]

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

Jamaica Needs To Create New Dimensions For Tourism Outside Of All-Inclusive Properties And Visitors On Cruise Ships

President of JAMPRO Diane Edwards said that while the agency has been successful in attracting major tourism projects such as Iberostar Hotel, BahÌa Principe, Grupo Excellence (Oyster Bay) and others, the need exists to create new dimensions for tourism outside of all-inclusive properties and visitors on cruise ships. JAMPRO she said is therefore, focusing on […]

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

The Walkbout Homestay Experience Coming 2019

The Walkbout Homestay Experience allows you to rent rooms and sometimes an entire apartment/home/residence from carefully selected and screened local families. The experience allows for a first hand up close view of real Jamaican daily life. You will improve your local language skills and become familiar with the local lifestyle like never before. Participating host […]

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

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.

Walkbout Community Members Are Passionate About Authentic Experiences

Just Who Are Walkbouts You May Ask? Well according to the company, Walkbouts are Young, maybe even young at heart, in some form of relationship, loves the outdoors, likes to explore and share other cultures and memorable experiences, seeks unique and historical travel ambiance, sophisticated in own way, brand conscious and savvy, independent in thought […]

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