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Jamaica’s Ed Bartlett named man of the year

Jamaica’s Ed Bartlett named man of the year

30 December 2009 Tourism News

Edmund Barlett, Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism, has beat the likes of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt to be voted “Man of Year 2009” by the Jamaica Observer, capping a year which has seen his island’s tourism economy power through the global downturn through savvy initiatives.

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica @ CHA 2008

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica @ CHA 2008

15 January 2008 Videos

The minister of tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett on the ways the island plans to boost visitor numbers from 1.7 to 2 million visitors. The island has over 3,000 rooms coming online and an associated boost in airlift. There is also a new emphasis on Europe. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.