September 16, 2019

How the Caribbean can follow in Colombia’s footsteps

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By Matt Turner From Travel Agent Central The Caribbean has a lot to learn from Colombia. That was the theme of the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth – Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises, one of the opening events at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace held January 29 – 31 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica. Former Colombia president Álvaro Uribe Vélez addressed […]

Artificial Intelligence will change the nature of Caribbean tourism

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner Among the extra-ordinary technological advances that will take place globally over the next decade, the most potent for the Caribbean may be artificial intelligence or AI. This is because its rapid introduction into almost every commercial aspect of tourism means that it will change fundamentally the relationship between visitors, […]

UNESCO examining Jamaica’s reggae submission

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By Chad Bryan From JIS Story Highlights The Government will know in November whether it has been successful in its efforts to have reggae music inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List. Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts […]

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 […]