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JAMAICA | Preparations in High Gear for the Reopening of Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

MONTEGO BAY,  June 6, 2020 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has lauded local tourism partners for the high level of preparation evident in key sub-sectors of the tourism industry to protect tourism workers and visitors from the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ahead of the phased reopening of the sector.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | COVID-19-Resilient Corridor Established For Tourists

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, June 5, 2020 - As the Government makes plans to resume operations within the tourism industry come June 15, the Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-resilient corridor”, restricting the movement of visitors to the Northern end of the island.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Opening the economy, June too soon!

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica May 17, 2020 - I was pleasantly surprised at first when I saw the recent Sandals advertisement on MSNBC, announcing the opening of its flagship Jamaican product, and was moved with a sense of awkward pride. Pride in a brand that is the embodiment of unparalleled excellence and refinement, unmatched by any first world tourism product.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Opinion

Jamaica In Dialogue With Key Tourism Partners

KINGSTON, March 24, 2020 - Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) will be charged with driving the recovery of tourism in Jamaica and elsewhere in the region post COVID-19.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Port Royal Welcomes First Cruise Ship

KINGSTON, January 21, 2020 - The historic town of Port Royal, in Kingston, welcomed its first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery II, on Monday, at the newly constructed Port Royal Cruise Port, constructed by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in an effort to expand cruise tourism to Kingston.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Tourist Industry Earns US$500 Million More Than Last Year

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 17, 2020- Tourism Minister Edmond Bartlett, says preliminary report from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is showing that in 2019, the sector earned between US$3.7 billion and US$3.8 billion, some US$500 million more than in 2018.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism
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