MONTEGO BAY, MAY 3, 2016 - Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says indications are that visitor arrivals during the 2015/2016 Winter Tourism Season were not as robust as expected, pointing out that the Winter Tourist Season, which started on December 15 and ended April 15, might have been impacted by the February 25 general election as well as the presence of the Zika virus.
Hundreds of overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, from September 20 to 22, for the 25th staging of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX).
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says tourism continues to be the engine of growth for the economy, and that locals have a responsibility to ensure the sector remains competitive and visitor friendly.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 30, 2015 - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has called on countries with strong tourism earnings to practise responsible tourism by developing critical national awareness of the ways in which tourism can improve the quality of life and welfare of their citizens.
MONTEGO BAY, February 9, 2015- Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says work on the installation of energy-saving street lights along Montego Bay’s “elegant corridor” is proceeding well and the project should be completed by the middle of this year.