With the UNWTO set to arrive in Jamaica later this month, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News how signification the event will be for Caribbean hospitality. He also tells us about the growth in visitor numbers to the island and a host of new products that are set to come on to the market in 2018.
Michael Campbell, managing director, Island Car Rentals, tells Breaking Travel News how winning at the World Travel Awards allows the brand to compete with the multi-national giants in Jamaica.
With much of the Caribbean hit by a series of hurricanes earlier this year, Dimitris Kosvogiannis, general manager at Melia Braco Village, tells Breaking Travel News that Jamaica escaped largely unscathed. Looking to the future, he enthuses about the coming UNWTO event in the Caribbean hotspot and what it means for the development of the tourism sector.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas, a tropical hillside resort located just outside of Montego Bay in Jamaica, has appointed ClubCenturia as its new sales and marketing representative for the UK. The organisation will also take up the role in Europe and Russia from October 1st.
Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has sought to leverage his position as chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s board of affiliate members to appeal for aid for Caribbean islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma.
With the IAAF World Championships reaching a successful conclusion in London, Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, talks to Breaking Travel News about how the destination sought to leverage the event to boost visitor numbers to the country.
As national icon Usain Bolt takes his bow from athletics, Jamaican tourism minister Edmund Bartlett tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole how important he has been as an ambassador for the hospitality sector. Also on the agenda are plans to develop the human capital of Jamaica to support the booming hospitality sector and the growth of new source markets in Asia and Latin America.
David Hall, chairman of VIP Attractions, has confirmed the new, wholly Jamaican, leadership of the company. As of July, Shelly-Ann Fung has moved from her role as commercial director to take the role of chief executive with the organisation.
Luxury Jamaican resort Half Moon, in Montego Bay, has unveiled an exciting new programme of activities for its 2017 Camp Half Moon, the resort’s annual summer camp for children.
World-renowned Jamaican resort Half Moon has revealed it will undergo an extensive 18-month renovation, beginning in May 2017. This phase follows the 2015 refurbishment of the award-winning Sugar Mill Restaurant, resort lobby, Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course and the introduction of the popular Lester’s Café.