Category: Jamaica travel news

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.

Jamaica Minister Offers Condolences to Family of Sir Royston Hopkin

editor editor- February 24, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of prominent Grenadian and Caribbean hotelier, Sir ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister hails $20B Housing Project for hotel workers

editor editor- February 24, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed the partnership with his Ministry and the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region

editor editor- February 20, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, will be the ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to visit TD Jakes Ministry in Texas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020

Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett will visit Texas on Thursday, to meet with Bishop TD Jakes at his church, the ... Read More

Coronavirus: Coordinated Response in the Caribbean

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2020

There are no cases of coronavirus in the Caribbean, and the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) wants ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Upbeat About Workers’ Pension

editor editor- February 8, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is upbeat that workers in the sector will be able to fully register for ... Read More

Sandals Royal Caribbean Introduces Newly-constructed Sandringham Building

editor editor- February 6, 2020

Sandals Royal Caribbean is excited to announce the opening of the newly-constructed Sandringham building, which accommodates the spacious Beachfront Honeymoon ... Read More

Beaches Resorts Debuts the All New Beaches Negril

editor editor- February 6, 2020

Sandals Resorts International is excited to announce that Beaches Negril, voted the most awarded resort for families in Negril, has ... Read More

Jamaica’s first Artisan Village takes shape… Next steps, theming, says Bartlett

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica’s first Artisan Village is taking shape and the next phase will be its ... Read More

InterCaribbean Airways adds more flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Havana, Cuba

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

InterCaribbean Airways announced 2 more weekly frequencies connecting Kingston, Jamaica to Havana, Cuba. Starting March 9th, 2020 with the introduction ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Workers’ Pension Act now in Effect

editor editor- February 3, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the appointed date on which the Tourism Workers’ Pension Act came into operation ... Read More

Coronavirus: Taking on the travel and tourism challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is rapidly emerging as a new and important to go organization for ... Read More

Africa looks to Jamaica for tourism guidance and diplomacy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 31, 2020

Jamaica is strengthening its diplomatic relations with African countries, taking tourism to the top of the agenda among key areas ... Read More

Minister Bartlett calls for global support for a Tourism Resilience Fund

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Minister Bartlett says the recent threats of global pandemics and the frequent occurrences of natural disasters heightened the need for ... Read More

What is the situation in Jamaica after the earthquake?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2020

"No reported damages so far and all is well. Thank you!" , this was the response from Jamaica's Tourism Minister ... Read More

Massive 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Cuba

editor editor- January 28, 2020

What was originally reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, has now been revised to ... Read More

Minister Bartlett congratulates Koffee on her Grammy win

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett extended his heartfelt congratulations to Jamaican teen sensation Koffee on winning the Grammy Award ... Read More

Jamaica and Panama Sign Multi-Destination Marketing and Airlift Agreement

editor editor- January 24, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama have signed a multi-destination arrangement, ... Read More

Bartlett’s Tourism Workers Pension Plan Gets Full Backing of Spanish Hoteliers

editor editor- January 23, 2020

Spanish Hotel interests this morning gave their support for the government’s ground-breaking Tourism Workers Pension Scheme whilst however noting the ... Read More

Spanish hoteliers to buy more local products in Jamaica

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020

Spanish Hotel interests this morning, while noting the importance of quality, good pricing and consistency, committed to expand their purchasing ... Read More

Jamaica Wins Big at World Travel Awards’ Caribbean Gala

editor editor- January 23, 2020

Jamaica has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Award’s Caribbean Gala ceremony, for the fifteenth consecutive ... Read More

Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience Centre hands over $100,000 to Bahamas

editor editor- January 22, 2020

The Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre on Tuesday donated US$100,000 to the Bahamas. The funds will assist ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Center presents $100k to Bahamas

editor editor- January 21, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) presented a $100,000 check to the Minister of Tourism of the ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to attend Caribbean Travel Market in Bahamas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday to attend the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Baha Mar, Bahamas. ... Read More

Tourism Demand Study shows need for J$391.6 Billion in Agricultural and Manufacturing Goods, says Bartlett

editor editor- January 17, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says data from a recent demand study shows the need for J$391.6 Billion in ... Read More

Tourism Ministry to Spend More on Marketing Carnival in Jamaica

editor editor- January 17, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that his Ministry will be increasing investment in developing Carnival in Jamaica ... Read More

What Sandals Resorts Butler Request Gets the Biggest Wow?

editor editor- January 17, 2020

If Sandals Elite Butler service is new to you, imagine interacting with someone who knows in some instances what you ... Read More

Jamaica Rum Festival to be Marketed as Tourism Product

editor editor- January 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that the Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) will be packaged and marketed as ... Read More

Plans in High Gear for UNWTO Conference on Resilience and Innovation

editor editor- January 15, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says plans are in high gear for Jamaica to host the first ever UNWTO  ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister moves to declare Port Royal as Prescribed Area under JTB Act

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says he will be putting measures in place to declare Port Royal as a prescribed ... Read More

Emergency declared by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued an urgent call to action on emerging global disruptions that may ... Read More

Non-stop from Düsseldorf to Caribbean and Mexico

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

TUI Fly Deutschland, formerly TUI Fly has, after lengthy consideration, decided to launch long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners flights from Düsseldorf ... Read More

Cruising to Jamaica? Visitors should get ready for an extra safe experience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Tourism is an important export industry for Jamaica. It explains why the country has been putting substantial resources in keeping ... Read More

Ocho Rios Number 1 Port in Jamaica

editor editor- January 10, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Ocho Rios has emerged as the number one port in the country, having ... Read More

Cruise Passengers to Receive Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

editor editor- January 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says cruise passengers onboard the Norwegian Bliss, which is set to dock in Ocho ... Read More

Minister Bartlett says his Ministry is committed to increase of local goods consumed in hospitality industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the Agricultural Sector must be transformed to better meet the consumption requirements of ... Read More