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Bahamas Tourism Officials to Attend 42nd Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica

Bahamas Tourism Officials to Attend 42nd Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica

With things looking up for tourism in The Bahamas, representatives of the country’s Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) are set to build on their success at the 42nd edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace. Hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and scheduled for 20 - 23 May 2024 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica, the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will offer opportunity for The Bahamas to shine as buyers and sellers of tourism products and services from countries across the region convening for business.

Jamaica to partner with Emirates Airline as one of the Caribbean Hubs for the Middle East

Jamaica to partner with Emirates Airline as one of the Caribbean Hubs for the Middle East

Following fruitful discussions with Senior Executives of Emirates Airline, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says plans are underway to include Jamaica as one of the hubs for the airline in the Caribbean. Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines that connects its customers to a network of over 150 destinations.

Bartlett Welcomes Investor Confidence Signalled by Catalonia Resorts’ Acquisition of Holiday Inn

Bartlett Welcomes Investor Confidence Signalled by Catalonia Resorts’ Acquisition of Holiday Inn

9 May 2024 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed his excitement about the recent developments within the Jamaican tourism industry as Catalonia Hotels & Resorts yesterday (May 7) announced its purchase of the Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay from East Bay Management Company Limited, led by prominent Jamaican businessman Kevin Hendrickson. Minister Bartlett celebrated the move by Catalonia, a respected international hospitality brand, as a strong signal of confidence in Jamaica’s tourism sector and a potential trigger for further investments.

Jamaica Records 1.7 Million Visitors

Jamaica Records 1.7 Million Visitors

Jamaica has recorded an impressive 1.7 million visitors as of May 7 of this year. Based on preliminary data, the island recorded 1,016,185 stopover arrivals and over 700,000 cruise passengers, earning roughly US$1.8 billion in revenue. This represents a 4.6% increase in stopover arrivals and a 23% increase in cruise passengers compared to the same period in 2023.