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Caribbean Task Force to Help Revive Tourism in Haiti

 An International task force has been established to help respond to the immediate and long-term needs of tourism in Haiti. The Jamaica-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center will be coordinating the task force, led by Jamaica Tourism Minister …

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Tiger Woods’ New Caribbean Project

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Jamaica Lifts United Kingdom Travel Ban

 Jamaica has officially ended its ban on travel from the United Kingdom. The island had banned flights from the United Kingdom at the end of 2020 amid concerns over a new strain of COVID-19. “This will enable the critical gateways …

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 Jamaica is planning a major push to vaccinate workers in the tourism industry, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  As part of a broader national vaccination drive, Jamaica is targeting the vaccination of 30,000 tourism workers by the end of …

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 JAPEX, Jamaica’s leading tourism trade show, is going virtual this year, the Jamaica Tourist Board announced this week.  JAPEX, the Jamaica Product Exchange, will be held virtually from Nov. 9-10, with the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association and the Jamaica …

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 As Jamaica prepares to reopen its borders for tourism on June 15, the island has launched a novel concept: a “resilient corridor” to manage the movement of tourists.  The “coronavirus-resilient corridor” gives Jamaica the ability to manage and trace the …

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 Jamaica has revealed what officials are calling a “five-point plan” for the recovery of the island’s crucial tourism sector.  The plan includes a “staggered reopening” of tourism entities, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “We do not see reopening as …

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 Jamaica has launched what officials are calling a “substantial investment” in its tourism sector amid the pandemic, with a new free online training program for tourism workers affected by the crisis.  Jamaica’s Center of Tourism Innovation is running the program …

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 Jamaica is creating a “tourism recovery task force” in a bid to help the country’s industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The task force will consist of two layers of partners with a mission to “provide a recovery and growth …

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 Jamaica will be playing a key role in the restoration of global tourism when the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The country is not just working to help its own tourism sector recover, he said, …

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 Jamaican tourism officials are striking an optimistic chord about the destination’s potential recovery once the global coronavirus situation has been controlled. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a “new approach” will be needed to rebuild the tourism industry in the …

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 Jamaica is looking to grow investment in the tourism industry “beyond the development of hotel rooms,” according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  That means developing opportunities for more projects in technology, infrastructure and services, he said.  “The tourism industry is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, …

jamaica visitor safety

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has appointed a new director of visitor safety and experience, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has tapped Major Dave Walker to the role, in which he will further …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica plans to expand its tourism footprint beyond traditional poles like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, it’s looking to cultivate new destinations — and that includes what could be one of Jamaica’s next niche …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay. Ocho Rios. Negril. They’re some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean — not just Jamaica. But Jamaica is now looking to expand beyond its traditional tourism hubs with the creation of what …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever AC Hotel in Jamaica has officially opened its doors in the heart of Kingston. Marriott’s design-focused boutique hotel brand has launched its new outpost in Kingston, a 219-room hotel that becomes the second …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Tourism isn’t just the beating heart of the Caribbean economy — it’s one of the largest economic sectors on earth. And in an age of increasing global challenges, that means the continued sustainability — and resilience …