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Jamaica travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland
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Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says he is satisfied with the level of compliance with established COVID-19 protocols ... Read More

Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost
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Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the donation of a brand-new ambulance by the Tourism Enhancement Fund to the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister: SMTEs Key to Reviving Economy
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Jamaica Tourism Minister: SMTEs Key to Reviving Economy

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 28, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs), have a key role to play in ... Read More

High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States
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High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

Jamaica makes its case at a high level discussion today with Caribbean and South American States to coordinate, learn and ... Read More

Jamaica Employees of Tourist Attractions Thankful to Return to Work
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Jamaica Employees of Tourist Attractions Thankful to Return to Work

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 27, 2020

Employees of some of Jamaica’s leading tourist attractions have expressed gratitude to be able to return to work and told ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening
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Sandals Foundation Donates $14m to Green Island Branch Library Reopening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 23, 2020

After 9 years of closure due to dilapidated conditions and a more than $14 million injection from the Sandals Foundation, ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Expresses Deep Regret Over Passing of Heinz Simonitsch
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Expresses Deep Regret Over Passing of Heinz Simonitsch

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 20, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has expressed deep regret at the passing of the prominent Austria-born hotelier, Heinz Simonitsch, ... Read More

Comply or shut down: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism warns hotels and resorts
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Comply or shut down: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism warns hotels and resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has warned that tourism entities that fail to comply with health and safety ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
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Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

Jamaica South Coast Open to Tourists
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Jamaica South Coast Open to Tourists

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

The Jamaica South Coast is now open to tourists following the launch of a South Coast Resilient Corridor, which runs ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
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Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program
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Minister Bartlett: Tourism is at the heart of Jamaica’s post-COVID economic recovery program

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s tourism sector is critical to Jamaica’s economic recovery from the negative effects ... Read More

Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual
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Jamaica Christmas in July Tradeshow Goes Virtual

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

One hundred and eighty three (183) manufacturers and artisans, have capitalized on the opportunity to display their locally-made corporate gift ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
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Sandals Foundation Care Packages Ease Needs of Seniors During COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 9, 2020

The food and health needs of some 50 shut-ins and senior citizens in five adjoining Black River communities were recently ... Read More

Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett
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Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

The Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, (seen left in the photo) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge
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Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

As public hospitals across the island strengthen their readiness protocol to respond to COVID-19 patients, the St. Ann’s Bay Regional ... Read More

Grim UNCTAD Report Underscores Need to Safely Reopen Tourism Sector
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Grim UNCTAD Report Underscores Need to Safely Reopen Tourism Sector

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 1, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that a report published today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and ... Read More

Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People
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Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 26, 2020

Sandals Resorts International created Sandals Foundation, and it has this philosophy:  We have seen that when we invest in one ... Read More

Building Tourism Resilience to Thrive in the “New Normal”
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Building Tourism Resilience to Thrive in the “New Normal”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 25, 2020

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, delivered an important address at the 2020/2021 Sectoral Debate Presentation on building tourism ... Read More

Jamaica’s workforce training program to bolster tourism recovery
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Jamaica’s workforce training program to bolster tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020

Jamaica’s workforce training program is being hailed as a resounding success. The free online programs offered by the Jamaica Centre for ... Read More

UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion
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UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today chaired the high level 65th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s ... Read More

When Sandals Resorts Adopts a School, It Adopts the Community
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When Sandals Resorts Adopts a School, It Adopts the Community

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 18, 2020

When Gordon "Butch" Stewart opened his first Sandals Resort, he had one very important mandate: the resort would be required ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Full Reopening: Join Effort Between Ministries
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Jamaica Tourism Full Reopening: Join Effort Between Ministries

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and Health and Wellness Minister, Hon. Christopher Tufton, have jointly lauded the collaboration that ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Examines New Safeguards at Norman Manley International Airport
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Examines New Safeguards at Norman Manley International Airport

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 15, 2020

Today, the Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, toured Norman Manley International Airport to examine safeguards that have been put ... Read More

Bartlett: Adequate systems in place for reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector
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Bartlett: Adequate systems in place for reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 15, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed confidence that adequate systems have been put in place for the ... Read More

Jamaica Virtual Care Package Transports Travelers
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Jamaica Virtual Care Package Transports Travelers

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 11, 2020

Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World, has curated a care package to refresh the spirit and allow travelers to virtually experience ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable
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Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 10, 2020

Since the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shores of the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation has earmarked resources and ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister on World Ocean Day
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Jamaica Tourism Minister on World Ocean Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett issued the following message on this World Ocean Day, June 8, 2020: Our world ... Read More

Jamaica Tourist Board Launches Treasure Hunt for Agents
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Jamaica Tourist Board Launches Treasure Hunt for Agents

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 8, 2020

With lockdown measures and travel restrictions still in place, the Jamaica Tourist Board is continuing to educate travel agents in ... Read More

The key for reopening travel and tourism may be in Jamaica
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The key for reopening travel and tourism may be in Jamaica

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2020

You may be feeling the rhythm of Jamaica when it comes to reopening travel and leadership. In Hawaii, the CEO ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Reopening Preparation Full Steam Ahead
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Jamaica Tourism Reopening Preparation Full Steam Ahead

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has lauded local tourism partners for the high level of preparation evident in key ... Read More

World Environment Day: Sandals Resorts EarthCheck Commitment
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World Environment Day: Sandals Resorts EarthCheck Commitment

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2020

World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Briefs Press on Reopening Amidst COVID-19
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Briefs Press on Reopening Amidst COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2020

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, spoke at a digital press briefing today, June 4, 2020, about how the ... Read More

Bartlett: Tourism sector re-opening to safeguard livelihoods of over 350,000 Jamaican workers
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Bartlett: Tourism sector re-opening to safeguard livelihoods of over 350,000 Jamaican workers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the re-opening of the sector, at this time, is crucial to assisting the ... Read More

Adam and Eve Day Spa to Enhance Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Tourism
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Adam and Eve Day Spa to Enhance Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Tourism

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 3, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the newly opened Adam and Eve Day Spa location will add value to ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Ministry Provides 10,000 Masks For Frontline Industry Workers
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Jamaica Tourism Ministry Provides 10,000 Masks For Frontline Industry Workers

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 2, 2020

The Jamaica Tourism Ministry has provided 10,000 masks for frontline industry workers as part of safeguards against the novel Coronavirus ... Read More

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