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This Is The Ideal Time For The Caribbean To Embrace The Concept Of Multi-Destination Marketing – Bartlett

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says this is the ideal time for the Caribbean to embrace the concept of multi-destination marketing. In an interview with the media recently, the Minister said that while the ‘go-it-alone’ approach has long been the accepted model throughout the region, there is now ample evidence to suggest that countries would be […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Industry Continues To Record Unprecedented Growth

Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to record unprecedented growth, with a 9.1 per cent increase in stopover arrivals for the first eight months of 2019. Director of Tourism, Donovan White, points out that up to August 31, 2019, Jamaica recorded 1.8 million in stopover arrivals, achieving a revenue inflow of US$2.39 billion, which is a 12 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Walkbout Homestay Experience Coming 2020

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 […]

HSBC Holdings To Cut 35,000 Staff And Take $7.3 Billion Charge As Bank Looks To Overhaul Business.