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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 […]

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 […]

Tourism Ministry Taking Steps To Further Develop Jamaica’s Gastronomy Network To Ensure That Ordinary Jamaicans Benefit Significantly From The Positive Trends In The Sector.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica has welcomed one million visitors to its shores in the first nine weeks of 2019. He said this has provided foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. Minister Bartlett said the industry is now at the peak of its growth, and the beauty about those in tourism is that […]