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TTC Special: Mini-destinations: A good idea in the Caribbean?

TTC Special: Mini-destinations: A good idea in the Caribbean?

By Frank Martin Jamaica has attracted the attention of experts from the tourism industry with a proposal: mini destinations in non-traditional areas. According to the announcement made by the Ministry of Tourism of that island, the modality has great potential. The objective will be to increase the tourism product in ...

It’s official: Climate change is altering the decisions of today’s travellers

It's official: Climate change is altering the decisions of today’s travellers

Climate change is no longer a future event for tourism, it is altering the decisions of today’s travelers, in the view of the Jamaica Tourist Board. The world observed the immediate impacts of climate change most recently in 2017 when hurricanes Irma and Maria caused severe destruction to several islands. ...

Tourism must tackle inequalities says Tourism minister Bartlett

Tourism must tackle inequalities says Tourism minister Bartlett

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that for tourism to be truly sustainable there must be greater equality among all stakeholders and a more equitable distribution of tourism earnings. He was speaking at the 110th Executive Council meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on ...

It’s official: Big start for Jamaica tourism in 2019

It's official: Big start for Jamaica tourism in 2019

Jamaica’s tourism sector has reported a big and “unprecedented start” to 2019, according to record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. The country has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the nine first months of the year. Tourism generated for Jamaica foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 ...