New Jamaican president Andrew Holness has outlined plans to create 20,000 tourism jobs in the coming years as part of a multi-million investment in the sector. A total of 15,825 new hotel rooms are also expected to be added to the Caribbean island’s stock, with approximately $60 billion in capital investment expected.
Street violence in Jamaica over the planned extradition of a gang leader to the U.S. could deter tourists as well as harm the economic recovery, the head of Jamaica’s Chamber of Commerce has warned.
Professor Heinz Simonitsch is one of the living legends of the hospitality industry. In 1963 he became the general manager at Half Moon Resort in Jamaica, where he spent 40 years transforming it into a world-class resort.During his tenure he also played a key role in helping build Jamaica into a year-round destination and a favourite of the European market. He was also twice President of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association.