October 18, 2018

Jamaica intensifies security in tourism sector

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From Presna Latina Kingston, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities ordered on Monday an audit of the security systems of the tourism sector with the aim of strengthening the guarantees offered by the country as a destination. The Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, decreed the review of the system in hotels and other facilities by […]

Jamaica: Tourism Minister says safety and security issues impacting regional tourism

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says safety and security issues represent the biggest problems facing global tourism and that Jamaica and the rest of the region must never lose sight of that reality. Addressing the opening of the 33rd annual general meeting and conference of the Association […]

Record arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar […]

Stakeholder consensus on factors for tourism’s success in the Caribbean

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Caribbean tourism officials, including Jamaica’s Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, believe greater air access from source markets and significant hotel investments are recipes for the industry’s success in the region. He says his team has been on the road in Europe where “we had a number of major […]

CNN interviews Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett Live on Tourism

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From South Florida Caribbean News London, UK – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett this evening wrapped up a live interview on CNN with its prominent News Anchor, Richard Quest on his show Quest Means Business. The live interview took place at CNN’s studios in London with Quest in CNN’s New York City studios. “Today was […]

Highlighted Role of Tourism Observatory for Caribbean Integration

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From Presna Latino Kingston, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, appreciated today the role of the proposed Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Observatory in the regional integration of the Caribbean. Bartlett lamented, on the other hand, the delay in the transmission of crucial information during the recent tsunami advisories […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism named as Caribbean Tourism Minister of 2017

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By Laura Rawlings From The HolidayPlace Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, has been named as the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. The awards were judged by the editorial team of the Caribbean Journal website, who said that Mr Bartlett is an exceptional ambassador for the […]

Disaster Resilience Centre to be established in Caribbean

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By Tashion Hewitt Stennett From JIS Story Highlights Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai, says a resilience recovery centre will be established in the Caribbean. Dr. Rifai said that while the UNWTO may not be the best qualified agency to bring in physical and material aids for crisis-stricken […]

Caribbean Tourism continues record growth

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Caribbean tourism continues to grow at record pace, with data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) showing that the region has welcomed 16.6 million visitors for the first six months of the year. Minister Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address […]

AS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, to address UNWTO Tourism Conference in Montego Bay

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Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Mr Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, to be held at […]