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.

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards
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Sandals and Beaches Resorts Receive 9 Diving Awards

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with ... Read More

Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement
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Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travelers visiting the island with arrivals beginning October 10. These new processes make ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister: Embrace New Smart Tourism Model
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Jamaica Tourism Minister: Embrace New Smart Tourism Model

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has underscored the need for tourism interests around the world to embrace and leverage ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Develops Critical COVID-19 Recovery Plan
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Jamaica Tourism Develops Critical COVID-19 Recovery Plan

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 7, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry remains committed to working with Jamaica’s rural communities to strengthen their resilience, ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month
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Sandals Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 6, 2020

Signaling the continued strength for Caribbean Tourism, Sandals Resorts International announced that it would usher in four more resort openings ... Read More

“Rediscover Jamaica” Campaign a Major Success for Tourism
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“Rediscover Jamaica” Campaign a Major Success for Tourism

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 6, 2020

As the tourism sector seeks to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s ‘Rediscover Jamaica’ ... Read More

Hurricane:  Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, US Gulf Coast
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Hurricane: Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, US Gulf Coast

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020

A tropical depression has formed just south of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday evening and is becoming better organized, according ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!
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Sandals Resorts: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 2, 2020

As the weather starts to cool in a lot of places around the world, Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean is ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development
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Minister Bartlett: St. Thomas being targeted for tourism development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism will be taking strategic steps to facilitate the development of tourism in St. Thomas and the ... Read More

Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative
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Jamaica pursues wellness-focused tourism initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

As the sun rises on the morning of October 2, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White and members of the ... Read More

World Tourism Day Jamaica Style
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World Tourism Day Jamaica Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020

The Hon. Minister Edmund Bartlett from Jamaica today addressed the world to remind the importance of tourism in the world ... Read More

The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism
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The future of Tourism in the Eyes a Hero who is also a Minister of Tourism

editor editor- September 27, 2020

It's World Tourism Day 2020. The Hon. Edmund Bartlett is the Minister of Tourism for the  Caribbean Island Nation of ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister official message for World Tourism Day
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Jamaica Tourism Minister official message for World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020

Edmund Bartlett, the minister of Tourism for Jamaica released this official message for World Tourism Day Today, we join the ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: We’re Back!
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Sandals Resorts: We’re Back!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 24, 2020

All Sandals Resorts are reopening, in fact, many are already open with the rest due to open soon. The time ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development
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Minister Bartlett: Tourism Awareness Week to place emphasis on rural development

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the transformative impact ... Read More

Governments, Academics Identify Tension Affecting Tourism Recovery
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Governments, Academics Identify Tension Affecting Tourism Recovery

editor editor- September 23, 2020

Governments have been called on to agree a coordinated global and regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Bartlett Welcomes New JHTA President
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Jamaica Minister Bartlett Welcomes New JHTA President

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 22, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has welcomed newly-elected President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader. ... Read More

Minister Bartlett: Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub
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Minister Bartlett: Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry to launch Tourism Supplies Hub

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry will be developing a Tourism Supplies Hub that will help to position ... Read More

Organizers to Forgo Carnival in Jamaica 2020
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Organizers to Forgo Carnival in Jamaica 2020

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett today announced that Carnival in Jamaica organizers will forgo its annual road march and ... Read More

Jamaica Weddings: Intimate, Stunning and Unforgettable
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Jamaica Weddings: Intimate, Stunning and Unforgettable

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 16, 2020

Couples around the world are reimagining wedding plans in this new landscape and while they are opting for smaller, more ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Wedding: “Virtually Perfect” Solutions
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Sandals Resorts Wedding: “Virtually Perfect” Solutions

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 15, 2020

Over the past few months, one thing has remained truer than ever before – love hasn’t faltered, and neither have ... Read More

Minister Bartlett Meets with Tourism Ministry’s Senior Managers
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Minister Bartlett Meets with Tourism Ministry’s Senior Managers

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 14, 2020

Newly-reappointed Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made a brief stop by the Ministry's New Kingston Head Office this morning, ... Read More

Jamaica confirms Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett for another term
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Jamaica confirms Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett for another term

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2020

The Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced 19 members of his new cabinet after he was re-elected this week. ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Bartlett High Level Discussion on Geopolitics and COVID-19
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Jamaica Minister Bartlett High Level Discussion on Geopolitics and COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

Jamaica; September 10, 2020: Chairman of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, Edmund Bartlett says that beyond the ... Read More

Sandals Resorts South Coast Unveils New Design Plans
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Sandals Resorts South Coast Unveils New Design Plans

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020

Sandals Resorts International, all-inclusive company, unveiled design plans of a multi-million-dollar renovation at its picturesque Jamaican oasis, Sandals South Coast. ... Read More

Sun, Sand and Social Distancing at Sandals Resorts
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Sun, Sand and Social Distancing at Sandals Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 4, 2020

Yes, Sandals Resorts has taken safety measures to another level. But take a long look and you’ll notice that the qualities travelers ... Read More

Jamaica Election: PM Holness and Tourism Minister Bartlett win
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Jamaica Election: PM Holness and Tourism Minister Bartlett win

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 4, 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness was re-elected today in Jamaica's national election. Jamaica's ruling party (JLP) won today in a landslide ... Read More

Back-to-School Campaign Launched by Sandals Foundation
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Back-to-School Campaign Launched by Sandals Foundation

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 25, 2020

As part of its efforts to strengthen outreach to Caribbean communities, Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Implements Water Harvesting and Sanitation for Schools
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Sandals Foundation Implements Water Harvesting and Sanitation for Schools

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 18, 2020

Ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, work is far advanced to improve the drought management strategy and ... Read More

The Spirit of Jamaica Comes Alive with “Chill Like a Jamaican”
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The Spirit of Jamaica Comes Alive with “Chill Like a Jamaican”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 15, 2020

Jamaica has long-held an outsized influence on global culture through entertainment, cuisine, sports and beauty. Always in search of larger-than-life ... Read More

Inter-American Committee on Tourism takes on COVID-19
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Inter-American Committee on Tourism takes on COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 14, 2020

COVID-19 has become a global crisis without discrimination for regions. Today, the Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center
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Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 13, 2020

The basketball and multi-purpose playing courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios in Jamaica, have received ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
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Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... Read More

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant
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Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated his commitment to ensuring that tourism entities, especially the small and medium ... Read More

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