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.
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.
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.
MONTEGO BAY, October 21, 2019 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says there is no cause for concern by Jamaicans over the increasing levels of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country’s tourism industry.
KINGSTON, September 24, 2019 - In spite of all the positive economic fundamentals for Jamaica and the activity in Tourism, Agriculture, Construction and Bauxite Alumina, in particular, our GDP growth rate remains anemic in the 1-2% range.
KINGSTON, Jamaica July 27, 2019 -Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says a strong collective regional effort is needed to curtail the rapidly growing threats posed by the influx of sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean.