KINGSTON, April 29 (JIS): The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has appointed Philip Rose to serve as its Deputy Director of Tourism (Acting) for the Americas, with responsibility for the United States (US), Caribbean and Latin America. The appointment took effect on April 1, 2023.
- Jamaica’s Tourism Minister and Chairman of the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR) in Washing DC, Edmund Bartlett delivers opening remarks at the Fifth Special Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR) in Washington DC, on April 14, at the Organization of American States. Seated from left are OAS Cultural and Tourism Chief Richard Campbell; OAS Executive Secretary for Integral Development Kim Osbourne and Spain’s Permanent Observer to the OAS, Carmen Monton.
WASHINGTON DC, April 16, 2023 - Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says despite the fact that tourism is one of the most significant contributors to global output by providing jobs, incomes and livelihoods for millions of people, The sector remains susceptible to external shocks and crises, such as natural disasters, economic downturns, and pandemics.
MONTEGO BAY, February 20, 2023 - Former Jamaican Prime Minister and Statesman in Residence at The P. J. Patterson Institute For African Caribbean Advocacy at the University of the West Indies, P.J. Patterson, wants Jamaica and the Caribbean to help support the growth of tourism on the African continent.
MONTEGO BAY, December 19, 2022 - Jamaica's recently imposed state of emergency (SOE) is of concern to potential visitors out of Europe who want to visit the island, but are in a quandry as a result of a recent article from Fox News highlighting the government’s recently imposed SOE, and how this could affect the island’s tourist industry.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, November 14, 2022 - Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the island is facing a massive labour shortage for even the lowest level of staff with the most basic of skills in tourism, which she says is an indictment on the entire system as we are unable to supply the entry level labour needed to fulfill the basic needs of the industry.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, November 14, 2022 - Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism and Linkages Senator Janice Allen, says “the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in relation to Private Security Guards not being Independent Contractors but employees, reads ominously for the island's Tourism Sector.”
MONTEGO BAY, November 14, 2022 - Opposition Senator Janice Allen wants an economic reset of the tourism industry where stakeholders like hotel workers, transport operators, craft vendors, and local entertainers will benefit more from the massive turnover in the industry which shows little benefit to the main drivers of the industry: the workers.
MONTEGO BAY, September 27, 2022 - Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism and Linkages, Senator Janice Allen, says fixing Jamaica for Jamaicans is one of the best ways to attract, impress and retain visitors who travel to Jamaica for a vacation experience.