The Hon Edmund Bartlett, Founder & Co-Chair, Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) has signed a letter of intent with Bournemouth University focussing on safeguarding tourism in Africa and the Caribbean. The two centres will share projects and foster public private partnerships in tourism resilience.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett hosted a reception to celebrate the leading UK sellers, including Sandals, TUI and Virgin Atlantic Holidays, which have collectively sold nearly a million rooms nights to Jamaica for this year.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon Edmund Bartlett, has welcomed the record number of British visitors who graced the island’s shores in February. The announcement was made at the official launch of the island’s 60th anniversary of Independence under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’.
Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is embarking on a global marketing tour to boost visitor arrivals. Stops will include Europe, Middle East and Latin America as he expects to have agreements signed for an additional 8,000 new hotel rooms in Jamaica.
The WTTC forecasts a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel reopens. Figures indicate triple-digit growth for inbound flight bookings around the world, compared to last year. Resurgent nations include Jamaica, Portugal and Greece.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has welcomed the start of construction on the RIU Aquarelle. The Spanish hotel chain is the first foreign investor to break ground for a hotel construction since the reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector after the pandemic.
Jamaica welcomed more than 1.5 million visitor arrivals in 2021, beating predictions, whilst on-island spending exceeded US$2 billion.
Jamaican tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, and director of tourism, John Lynch, have come in for high praise from the hierarchy of the World Travel Awards for their exceptional guidance of the country’s tourism industry and for ensuring the destination remains on the forefront of world tourism.
Jamaica’s position as a leader in the global tourism arena has been further bolstered after the destination was elected to serve in several key leadership positions within the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett revealed: “Jamaica has been elected to serve as vice president for the 19th General Assembly of the UNWTO now underway in South Korea and as Jamaica’s representative I will again preside over several sessions of the Assembly.”