Hon. Wykeham McNeill talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012.
Usain Bolt produced a storming final leg of the men’s 4 x 100m Relay as Jamaica set a new world record to claim a stunning gold.
Following a Jamaican clean sweep during the men’s 200 final at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday evening, tourism minister Wykeham McNeill here sits down with Breaking Travel News in the first of a two part exclusive interview to discuss the impact of athletics, music and 50 years of independence on the Caribbean destination.
His excellency Sir Patrick Allen, governor-general of Jamaica has issued a stirring speech of celebration in honour of the island’s 50th anniversary of independence from British rule. “Fellow Jamaicans at home and abroad, I greet you on this the celebration of our Golden Jubilee - fifty years as a proud and independent nation,” Allen said earlier.
On top of the Olympic fanfare, Jamaica today celebrates 50 years of independence from the United Kingdom. Jamaica has a lot to be proud of, including a thriving tourism industry with more than just beautiful beaches, status as the reggae capital of the world, and being home to some of the friendliest and most celebratory people on earth.
Usain Bolt has fulfilled his dream of becoming a ‘legend’ of the athletics by successfully defending his Olympic 100m title in stunning style at the London 2012 Games. Bolt was only fifth quickest out of the blocks but was quickly into his running and stormed to victory in 9.63, the second quickest in history and an Olympic record.
Marley Coffee will help celebrate the 50th Jubilee Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, which will is being commemorated today. Jamaicans and travellers can enjoy the sustainably grown gourmet coffee in Kingston where it will be served for free.
As Jamaica prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence, the most famous athlete in the world will take centre stage this evening in the 100 metre final in London 2012 to confirm whether or not he is still the fastest man in the world.
Sprinting star Usain Bolt led the Jamaican team into the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games to signal the official start of Jamaica’s campaign at the XXX Olympiad.
Breaking Travel News sits down with newly appointed Jamaican tourism minister Wykeham McNeill to discuss plans to celebrate the Caribbean island’s 50 anniversary of independence, the upcoming London Olympics and policies he is putting in place to make sure the destination continues to shine amid difficult circumstances.
Thanks to a US$170 million investment at Jamaica’s main airports, tourists and local travelers departing the island are all set to benefit from two new world class luxury departure lounges. Club Montego Bay and Club Kingston – located at Sangster International and Norman Manley International airports respectively - were officially launched earlier this year and will herald the addition of unprecedented luxury.
Jamaican tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, and director of tourism, John Lynch, have come in for high praise from the hierarchy of the World Travel Awards for their exceptional guidance of the country’s tourism industry and for ensuring the destination remains on the forefront of world tourism.