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Bartlett welcomes new tourism records in Jamaica

Bartlett welcomes new tourism records in Jamaica

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw an 8.6 per cent increase in tourism revenue in 2018. Speaking at press conference in Kingston, he revealed preliminary figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board have shown a new record for the industry in terms of arrivals and spend.

Breaking Travel News interview: John Lynch, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board

Breaking Travel News interview: John Lynch, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board

21 January 2014 Focus

Jamaica recently welcomed the leadership of the regional tourism sector to the Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014, which took place in the purpose built Montego Bay Convention Centre. Following the successful event, which say hundreds of delegates dissect the latest trends in Caribbean tourism, Breaking Travel News caught up with the island’s director of tourism John Lynch to assess his views.

Caribbean Marketplace celebrates increase in visitor numbers

Caribbean Marketplace celebrates increase in visitor numbers

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association recently wrapped up the 30th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which was held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. The region’s premiere marketing event saw a 17 per cent increase (over 2011) in buyer companies with 142 in attendance, 11 of which were from Russia, as well as an increase in buyer delegates which totaled 344 versus 314 in 2011.