Breaking Travel News takes a look at a month in the life of Jamaica tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, to see what he gets up to each day of the week as he works to put the Caribbean destination on the map
Half Moon is investing $75 million to renew its legacy as the Caribbean’s most iconic resort, in celebration of its upcoming 65th anniversary. Enhancing the property and delivering transformative experiences for generations of discerning travellers, the rebirth of the Half Moon legacy will be realised in November 2018.
Jamaica minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett enjoyed a successful 2017, welcoming the UNWTO to the Caribbean island and overseeing a sharp rise in visitor numbers. Here he tells Breaking Travel News how he seeks to keep the momentum going into 2018 while also addressing concerns over the impact of tourism leakage in the destination.
Following a run of negative publicity, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett here writes on how the tourism sector continues to be the leading catalyst of economic development in Jamaica and how he is planning to address the problem of tourism leakage.
The Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29th-31st, 2019.
Jamaica prime minister, Andrew Holness, has welcome the support of tourism stakeholders in St. James after the government rolled-out a series of increased security measures to curb crime in the area. The move has led some to question the safety of tourists in the popular Montego Bay resorts.
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and lies just south of Cuba. This is an island that boasts something for everyone with hundreds of miles of unspoilt, quiet beaches and a colourful cultural and cosmopolitan heritage. Jamaica is widely considered to have the most stunning landscapes to explore. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more.
With the property currently undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Sandro Fabris, general manager at the luxurious Half Moon in Jamaica, about his ambitious plans for the resort. He also tells us about the significance of hospitality as a driving force in the development of the human capital of the Caribbean island.
Frank Comito, director general at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, tells Breaking Travel News only with cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders will the hospitality sector flourish in the region.
After the successful hosting of the UNWTO-sponsored Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, Jamaica prime minister Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News what the event means the hospitality sector in the Caribbean.