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Spanish Hoteliers Commit to Assist in Building 2,000 Homes

Spanish Hoteliers Commit to Assist in Building 2,000 Homes

24 January 2023 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

As Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to boom, Spanish Hotel and Resort owners, with thousands of rooms in Jamaica highlighted labour, worker housing, agriculture and infrastructure as crucial focus areas for the sustainable growth of the sector in coming years at a breakfast meeting under the Inverotel umbrella, an association representing Spanish Hoteliers and Operators, with Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett and other tourism officials in Spain’s capital city, Madrid on Friday (January 20).

Global Resilience Centre and Mastercard partner on Tourism Innovation

Global Resilience Centre and Mastercard partner on Tourism Innovation

20 January 2023 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

In a major boost to its operations, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Mastercard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation on tourism innovation. The signing took place during FITUR, the largest tourism trade fair in Spain, between Co-Chair of the GTRCMC and Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and Senior Executives of Mastercard.

Jamaica is the number destination in the Caribbean for British travellers

Jamaica is the number destination in the Caribbean for British travellers

17 January 2023 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Jamaica is now the number one destination in the Caribbean for UK travellers. Known for its warm hospitality, bold personality and larger than life spirit, the vibrant Caribbean island continues to welcome a record number of UK visitors with 2022 visitor arrivals surpassing previous records, catapulting the island to the top spot in the Caribbean for British holiday makers.

Bartlett Invites Private Sector Investment in Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival

Bartlett Invites Private Sector Investment in Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival

11 January 2023 Press Release Tourism News

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is urging players in the private sector to invest in the highly successful Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (JBMCF) to truly reap the economic benefits of the groundbreaking event. This as Minister Bartlett revealed that the Ministry of Tourism is seeking to hand-over the event, which is the Caribbean’s only coffee festival, to private sector entrepreneurs within the next two years.

Burna Boy, Cardi B & Offset Boost Jamaica as Number One Location for Music Celebs

Burna Boy, Cardi B & Offset Boost Jamaica as Number One Location for Music Celebs

21 December 2022 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded Nigerian International music star, Burna Boy for a stellar performance, which attracted thousands of locals and visitors to the island’s capital, Kingston on December 18, 2022 and also welcomed the heightened exposure for Jamaica brought by American Music stars Cardi B and Offset who vacationed on the island recently.

SANDALS® RESORTS INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES CUTTING-EDGE ACCOMMODATIONS IN JAMAICA AND ST. LUCIA

SANDALS® RESORTS INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES CUTTING-EDGE ACCOMMODATIONS IN JAMAICA AND ST. LUCIA

13 December 2022 Press Release Hotel News Tourism News

Excitement for 2023 is building at Sandals Resorts International (SRI), as the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort company unveils next generation expansions to its beloved, flagship family resort, Beaches Negril in Jamaica, (voted Jamaica’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort 2022 at the World Travel Awards) and the lush, nature-laden Sandals Halcyon Beach in Castries, St. Lucia.

Bartlett Cops MBCCI 2022 President’s Special Award

Bartlett Cops MBCCI 2022 President’s Special Award

11 December 2022 Press Release Tourism News

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has copped yet another major award for his contribution to Jamaica’s tourism sector and national development as he received the 2022 President’s Special Award from the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Bartlett – Jamaica Secures 283,000 Seats Out of Canada – Well Ahead of 2019 Numbers

Bartlett – Jamaica Secures 283,000 Seats Out of Canada – Well Ahead of 2019 Numbers

16 November 2022 Press Release Airline News Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has reported success in increasing airline seats out of Canada, Jamaica’s second largest visitor market. “So far, we have been successful in commitments that will see the number of airline seats at a record 283,000 out of Canada to Jamaica this winter; 26,000 more seats than was recorded in 2019, pre-COVID-19,” he announced this afternoon. These are from major travel partners such as Air Canada Vacations, WestJet, Transat and Sunwing.