Having caused a stir with calls for an international oversight body for travel advisories, Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, here expands on the ideas as he speaks to Breaking Travel News during World Travel Market in London.
The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced the launch of its new on-location webinar series. The initiative, which is aimed at Jamaica travel specialists, provides a live visual element to enhance how travel agents can better understand and sell the destination to their clients.
Jamaica now offers an online version of the Immigration & Customs Declaration form for arriving travellers at the island’s international airports. The online form will enable passengers to be processed more seamlessly through the arrival process on the island.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for the Caribbean island of Jamaica, is set to meet with partners at the United Nations this week to discuss developments in the sector. While in New York, he will also meet with potential investors.
The meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions department at Jamaica Tourist Board is embarking on a new campaign to engage top North American planners. The aim is to present the destination as the ideal Caribbean location for MICE events of all kinds.
Climate change is no longer a future event for tourism, it is altering the decisions of today’s travellers, in the view of the Jamaica Tourist Board. The world observed the immediate impacts of climate change most recently in 2017 when hurricanes Irma and Maria caused severe destruction to several islands.
Jamaica has welcomed more British travellers than ever before in early 2019, with visitor numbers increasing by six per cent from January-April when compared to the same period last year. The results follow a trend in steady growth of British travellers to Jamaica.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre to discuss the projects the body will launch following the opening of its new physical facility on Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in October this year.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris to meet with major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which rolled out a Jamaica programme earlier this year.
The Jamaica Tourist Board continues to lend its support to the ‘Reggae Girlz’ and during their historic World Cup debut in France. The organisation has been promoting the destination’s message and encouraging fans to keep Jamaica top of their minds when planning a holiday this summer.