December 17, 2017

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 […]

Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry

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By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett said “we can no longer ignore or give insufficient attention to the imminent threat of pandemics and, if we fail to do so, world tourism faces a myriad of global challenges in the event of a […]

Tourism Minister urges more Jamaicans to own tourism inputs

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says more Jamaicans need to own the inputs of tourism so that the country can benefit from a raise in the level of retention of earnings from the industry. Speaking at the third staging of the Tourism Linkages Network’s ‘Christmas in […]

Jamaica poised to be ‘major player in Caribbean gaming’

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By Seb Kelly From WIC News Jamaica is to be positioned as the major player in the Caribbean gaming industry, according to the minister of tourism. Edmund Bartlett said that the island is being viewed as an “important and interesting new market” in the region, and once all the regulations are in place “the industry […]

Jamaica’s tourism to play greater role in reducing crime

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, though the destination is not at risk, his Ministry will increase efforts to tackle the issue of crime affecting the people of Jamaica. Addressing delegates at the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and awards luncheon of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist […]

Jamaica to seek UNWTO executive council position

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said Jamaica has submitted its candidacy to occupy one of five seats allocated to the Regional Commission of the Americas on the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018 – 2021. “Jamaica is one of the […]

Jamaica: Tourism pivotal to economic growth – Min. Bartlett

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By Kadian Brown Story highlights: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says tourism remains a pivotal driver of economic growth and prosperity for Jamaica, as it continues to generate increased visitor arrivals and earnings. “The latest figures show that from January to December 2016, we recorded total tourist arrivals of 3.84 million, up by roughly four […]

Jamaica to Benefit from High-end Luxury Tourism Market

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from the high-end luxury tourism market, noting that there is a lot of investor interest for the destination. Fresh from his one-week stint in Spain where he attended the FITUR Trade Fair, the largest international tourism […]