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.
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.
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.
Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor, CHTA 2012
Haydn Hughes, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Anguilla, CHTA 2012
Demetrius Canton, Director, Market Management, Expedia, CHTA 2012
David Lyons, Director Sales & Marketing, CuisinArt Resort & Spa, CHTA 2012
Rachel Short, Dermal Distributions, CHTA 2012
Alina Donnell, Travel Industry Sales, Casa De Campo, CHTA 2012