Jamaica Tourist Board News

WTM 2016: Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

WTM 2016: Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

13th Nov 2016 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica at World Travel Market 2016. Returning to office earlier this year, minister Bartlett reveals how the UK has grown in importance as a source market for the destination while also presenting the latest headlines from the hospitality sector.

Jamaica to hosts gastronomy seminar

Jamaica to hosts gastronomy seminar

The Jamaica’s ministry of tourism –backed Tourism Linkages Network is collaborating with the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, Seprod, Appliance Traders and other partner entities to host a special gastronomy seminar. The move is part of the ministry’s continued effort to strengthen linkages and increase business between the tourism industry and local suppliers of goods and services from other sectors.

Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

Jamaica has been recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during a glittering event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. Also among the winners at the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016 was Turks & Caicos, recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, while the trophy for the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination went to Antigua & Barbuda.

Usain Bolt opens Tracks & Records location in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Usain Bolt opens Tracks & Records location in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

15th Sep 2016 Tourism News

Athletics superstar Usain Bolt has opened Jamaica’s latest Tracks & Records franchise at the New Pineapple Shopping Centre in Ocho Rios. The franchise is the latest tourism hotspot in the busy resort town on the north coast of the country. The Jamaican-themed restaurant was developed to capitalise on the global appeal of brand Jamaica, and to celebrate the success of the world’s fastest sprinter.

Jamaican tourism minister encourages local producers to boost tourism

Jamaican tourism minister encourages local producers to boost tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging local manufacturers to boost local production to meet the growing demand of the island’s vibrant tourism sector. The minister issued the charge as he outlined the findings of the Tourism Linkages Network’s tourism demand study to members of the manufacturing industry at the Duke Street offices of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association.

Edmund Bartlett returns as Jamaica tourism minister

Edmund Bartlett returns as Jamaica tourism minister

Edmund Bartlett has been appointed Jamaica’s new minister of tourism, returning to the helm of a portfolio he previously held. This follows the February 25th victory at the polls by the Jamaica Labour Party. Bartlett, a marketing executive and long-standing parliamentarian, is no stranger to the tourism portfolio, having served as minister of tourism from 2007 to 2011, as well as opposition spokesman on tourism and more recently, foreign affairs.

Paul Pennicook, director, Jamaica Tourist Board

Paul Pennicook, director, Jamaica Tourist Board

9th Mar 2016 Videos

Paul Pennicook, director, Jamaica Tourist Board, talks to Breaking Travel News about the growth of tourism in the Caribbean. With a new government also taking power at home, he here discusses the return of Edmund Bartlett to the role of tourism minister and examines what might change under his leadership.

McLaughlin steps up to leadership role with Jamaica Tourist Board

McLaughlin steps up to leadership role with Jamaica Tourist Board

26th Feb 2016 Airline News

Paul Pennicook, director of tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board, has announced the appointment of Marcia McLaughlin, a hospitality and tourism veteran, as deputy director of tourism, marketing. With her appointment, McLaughlin will have responsibility for developing and coordinating the JTB’s global marketing initiatives, overseeing its public relations and advertising agencies as well as directing its destination marketing, communications, digital marketing and research teams.

Jamaica welcomes record number of UK visitors in 2015

Jamaica welcomes record number of UK visitors in 2015

The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced the number of tourists from the UK & Ireland visiting between January-December 2015 has surpassed the 200,000 mark for the very first time. There were a total of 201,364 arrivals on the island. This represents an increase of 12.2 per cent from the previous year which saw 179,433 pass through Jamaican shores.