Minister Of Tourism Jamaica News

Breaking Travel News Interview: Jamaican tourism minister Wykeham McNeill

Breaking Travel News Interview: Jamaican tourism minister Wykeham McNeill

6th Feb 2012 Focus

Breaking Travel News sits down with newly appointed Jamaican tourism minister Wykeham McNeill to discuss plans to celebrate the Caribbean island’s 50 anniversary of independence, the upcoming London Olympics and policies he is putting in place to make sure the destination continues to shine amid difficult circumstances.

Bartlett urges Jamaican tourism to ‘retool’

Bartlett urges Jamaican tourism to ‘retool’

21st Apr 2011 Tourism News

Participants at the 4th annual Tourism Outlook Seminar being held at the Half Moon Conference Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica, have been challenged to retool by pumping more investment into the tourism industry in order to appeal to the changing demands of consumers.

Fiesta Group illustrates Jamaican strength

28th Mar 2011 Hotel News Tourism News

Jamaica’s ability to grow its tourism sector in the midst of the global recession has increased its attractiveness for investment, tourism minister Edmund Bartlett said earlier. The declaration comes as the Fiesta Hotel Group confirmed it would start the expansion of their 1,056-room Grand Palladium Resort and Spa in Hanover.

Final pre-Budget call from Jamaica to UK on APD

Final pre-Budget call from Jamaica to UK on APD

On the eve of the UK Budget, Jamaican minister for tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has presented his final case to the UK government for a reduction or redesign to the current APD system. Speaking in the UK earlier, Bartlett said: “In the knowledge that this week is a very important Budget for the UK and its Government, I would ask that they do not lose site of the APD problem that Caribbean destinations such as Jamaica are currently experiencing.”

Jamaica enjoys strong summer season

Jamaica enjoys strong summer season

2nd Dec 2010 Focus

Jamaica’s tourism economy is continuing its resurgent form with the announcement that UK visitor arrivals rose a record 13 percent over the summer holidays. The paradise island also remains on target to beat its record for total international arrivals for the year.

Jamaica tourism hits a high

Jamaica tourism hits a high

26th Oct 2010 Tourism News

Jamaica’s tourism industry is on a roll after picking up a host of key honours at the World Travel Awards 2010 The Americas Ceremony, including “Caribbean’s Leading Destination”, “Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board” and “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination”.

Jamaica expects 6 percent growth in 2010

Jamaica expects 6 percent growth in 2010

15th Jan 2010 Travel Events News

Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is predicting a 6% growth in tourism arrivals to the island this year, almost twice that recorded last year. He attributed this to the time and resources spent putting the infrastructure in place to grow the travel and tourism sector, including deliberate strategies to increase air capacity.

CHA 2010 spotlight: Ed Bartlett

CHA 2010 spotlight: Ed Bartlett

4th Jan 2010 Focus

In the first of a series of interviews ahead of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN talks to the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism on his plans for 2010.