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How Jamaica Is Rethinking Its Tourism Investment Strategy

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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 […]


A Hotel Boom Is Coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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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 Names New Director of Visitor Safety

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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 […]


Jamaica Is Reimagining Its Tourism Destinations

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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 […]

Jamaica Looking to Create “Mini-Destinations”

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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 […]

AC Hotel Officially Opens in Jamaica

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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 […]


How Jamaica Is Changing the Global Conversation on Sustainable Tourism

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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 […]

Jamaica’s New $250 Million Hotel Project

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched construction on a 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica. It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican […]

In Jamaica, a New Global Center for Tourism Resilience

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor World leaders, legislators and academics from around the world convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week to commemorate the opening of The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center. The GTRCM is a first-of-its-kind tourism […]


Jamaica Seeing Record Tourism Revenue

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a surge in tourism revenue, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The island is expected to generate a record $3.3 billion USD in tourism earnings for 2018, […]

Jamaica Is Bullish on Its Tourism Future

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Things are looking up for Jamaica’s tourism industry. The destination, which just concluded its annual Jamaica Product Exchange tourism conference in Montego Bay this week, looks to have strong momentum both for this upcoming tourist […]

Jamaica Is Seeing a Big Airlift Jump

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to receive thousands of additional seats for the upcoming winter tourist season, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. That includes more 38,000 more seats on flights out of the United States; 42,400 […]


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