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Farm Tourism, An Important Value-Added Component Of The Industry, With A Lot Of Potential For Jamaica.

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says farm tourism has become an important value-added component of the industry, and has a lot of potential for Jamaica. In a recent interview, the Minister said the move has been gaining traction in tourism circles globally, notably in the Caribbean, and that Jamaica is geographically located and climatically conducive to […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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