Jamaica Tourist Board News

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

4th Mar 2017 Videos

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica, talks to Breaking Travel News about his ambitions for hospitality in the Caribbean, the development of Trench Town as a cultural centre, and the significance of the island’s people to the success of the local tourism sector.

Jamaica Tourist Board signs Airbnb partnership

Jamaica Tourist Board signs Airbnb partnership

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Airbnb have signed a major agreement to promote tourism to the island, highlight the country’s unique history and culture, and position Airbnb for continued growth in this world class tourist destination. This is Airbnb’s second major partnership agreement in the Caribbean.

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.