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‘Rediscover Jamaica’ Campaign Encourages Jamaicans To Taste, See, Feel And Enjoy The Country’s Tourism Product

The ‘Rediscover Jamaica’ campaign, which encourages Jamaicans to taste, see, feel, and enjoy the country’s tourism product, was officially launched on July 22. The domestic marketing campaign also encourages persons living on the island to feel good again, by going out and enjoying the sights, scenes, and taste of the island. Speaking at the official […]

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Dunn’s River Falls Recording Uptick in Patronage since Reopening

The world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls and theme park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, has been recording an uptick in patronage since being reopened to the public on July 21, following a four-month closure due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The popular 28-acre facility got the go-ahead from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) […]

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Mystic Mountain Gets Ready For Jamaicans

With cruise shipping at a standstill and stopover arrivals just returning, one popular tourist attraction – Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, St. Ann – has set its sights firmly on the local market. In an interview with JIS News, the attraction’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michael Drakulich, said that prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, […]

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Nationals and Non- Nationals Require Authorization Document to Travel to Jamaica

As of June 15, both nationals and non- nationals will require a travel authorization document in order to travel to Jamaica, under the new controlled entry programme. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness made the announcement during a virtual press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister Media Centre on Friday (June 12). […]

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Adequate Systems in Place for Reopening of Jamaica’s Tourism Sector – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed confidence that adequate systems have been put in place for the reopening of Jamaica’s tourism industry. This, as he lauded the efforts of tourism partners and stakeholders for the preparations that have been made at the Sangster International Airport to facilitate the smooth reopening of the sector […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Satisfied With Airport Preparations For Tourists

Photo caption: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (centre), makes a point to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie (left); and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, during a visit to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on June 14, to look at the preparations made to welcome visitors […]

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Jamaica’s Urban Development Corporation Preparing For Reopening Of Attractions

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Communication Specialist, Abigail Edwards, says the agency is putting measures in place for the safe reopening of its other attractions, including the popular Dunn’s River Falls in St. Ann. “The UDC is in the process of implementing measures such as physical distancing protocols, sanitisation stations, digitisation of services and staff training […]

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Cruise Passengers Accounted For Over 1.5 Million Of The Approximately 4.3 Million Tourists Visiting Jamaica In 2019

Preliminary data from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicates that cruise passengers accounted for over 1.5 million of the approximately 4.3 million tourists visiting the island in 2019. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, who spoke with the media last week following last Friday’s (January 10) arrival of one of the Norwegian Cruise […]

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Tourism Sector Poised To Exit 2019 And Enter 2020 On The Back Of A Healthy 10% Increase In Earnings And 1.7% Spike In Visitor Arrivals To Jamaica-Edmund Bartlett

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the sector is poised to exit 2019 and enter 2020 on the back of a healthy 10 percent increase in earnings and an equally impressive 1.7 percent spike in visitor arrivals, based on the out-turns for December. He said that the figures, which will translate into a US$400-million increase in […]

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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 […]

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