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JAMAICA | US$2 Billion In Tourism Investments Over Next Two Years

KINGSTON, April 22, 2021 - Jamaica is poised to benefit from some US$2 billion in foreign and local direct tourism investments over the next two years. So says Tourism Minister  Edmund Bartlett who said that these projects will yield more than 7,000 new hotel rooms and generate more than 20,000 new full and part-time jobs.

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  • Countries Jamaica

One in three travel destinations still fully closed to international tourists: UN agency

UNITED NATIONS, March 10, 2021 - Around a third of 217 world travel destinations surveyed remain completely closed to international tourists, as concerns grow over the impact of new coronavirus variants, and some governments reverse efforts to ease restrictions, according to a new report released by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday.

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  • Countries None

JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Needs Vaccination Roll Out Plan

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA: February 25, 2021 - The Shadow Minister of Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the failure on the part of Government to provide a clear timetable for a roll out of a national vaccination programme is causing heightened concern among hoteliers and other tourism interests. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Second breach of Jamaica’s JamCOVID Website

KINGSTON, February 22, 2021 - As the country awaits the official report on the security breach of the Jamaica government’s JamCOVID immigration site, TechCrunch is reporting that there was a second security lapse that exposed private keys and passwords for the government’s JamCOVID app and website.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 2020. But the pandemic’s resurgence towards the end of the year threatens to thwart an uneven recovery and add to the steep social and human costs.

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  • Countries Caribbean, Latin America
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