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Jamaica travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

Redefining the way the world goes on vacation
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Redefining the way the world goes on vacation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 15, 2021

Legendary Jamaican entrepreneur Gordon “Butch” Stewart, one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities and founder of Sandals Resorts International, ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force
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Jamaica Tourism Minister names Special COVID Task Force

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 13, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has named a special COVID task force to spearhead efforts to boost Jamaica’s COVID-19 testing ... Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett
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Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity – Minister Bartlett

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021

Government of Jamaica and key partners are putting measures in place to boost the COVID-19 testing capacity locally Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies
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Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size ... Read More

Community Tourism Mourns
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Community Tourism Mourns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 9, 2021

Testimonies to the great life that was Gordon "Butch" Stewart continue to pour in after his passing on Monday. Butch ... Read More

Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador
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Tourism Minister lobbies for new Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 6, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that actor Michael Rainey, Jr., best known for his role as Tariq St. ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister mourns death of Harry Maragh
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Jamaica Tourism Minister mourns death of Harry Maragh

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 5, 2021

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed condolences to the family and loved-ones of the late Harriat “Harry” Maragh, ... Read More

CTO: Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s legacy will shape future generations
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CTO: Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s legacy will shape future generations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

It is with great sadness that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has learned of the death of Jamaican and Caribbean ... Read More

In Memory of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts
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In Memory of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

The World Tourism Network mourns the death of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, A Tourism Visionary and founder of Sandals Resorts was ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister mourns the passing of tourism icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart
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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister mourns the passing of tourism icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep sadness at the passing of tourism stalwart Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. “Butch was ... Read More

Jamaica: The True Meaning of Tourism Resilience
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Jamaica: The True Meaning of Tourism Resilience

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 31, 2020

As we reflect on the year that was 2020, we cannot deny that the year has been one of trials ... Read More

Renewed Jamaica-Nigeria Bilateral Talks
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Renewed Jamaica-Nigeria Bilateral Talks

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 29, 2020

Tourism is expected to be a major item on the agenda of talks to take place soon in Abuja, Nigeria, ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children
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Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020

More than 10,000 children experienced a little more joy this holiday season with brand-new toys and games donated by the ... Read More

Jamaica ‘Next Big Thing’ for Nigerian tourists
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Jamaica ‘Next Big Thing’ for Nigerian tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

Jamaica is being hailed as “the next big thing” for Nigerian tourists by that country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Geoffrey ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park
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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett welcomes new Chukka $2M nature adventure park

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020

Jamaica’s attractions sub-sector has received a major boost with the addition of a new nature adventure park in Sandy Bay, ... Read More

Tourism and Culture Ministers Urge Everyone to Buy Jamaican This Christmas
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Tourism and Culture Ministers Urge Everyone to Buy Jamaican This Christmas

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, have joined forces in ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism
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Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Elevates All-Inclusive Portfolio
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Sandals Resorts Elevates All-Inclusive Portfolio

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 17, 2020

Sandals Resorts International, the world's leading all-inclusive company, has officially unveiled the world's first-ever Swim-up Rondoval™ Suites and completely reimagined ... Read More

Minister Bartlett Welcomes Return of BA to Montego Bay
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Minister Bartlett Welcomes Return of BA to Montego Bay

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 14, 2020

Three days ahead of the start of the traditional winter tourist season, Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, elatedly welcomed ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Leading Caribbean Recovery
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Global Tourism Resilience Centre Leading Caribbean Recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 11, 2020

The UNWTO has described the current pandemic as the worst crisis that international tourism has faced since records began in ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Chair Airline and Cruise Recovery Group
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Jamaica Tourism Minister to Chair Airline and Cruise Recovery Group

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Jamaica Tourism Minister, the Honorable Edmund Bartlett, will chair the Working Group on Accelerating the Recovery of the Airline and ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: 2nd Annual Stewart Family Philanthropic Award Announced
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Sandals Resorts: 2nd Annual Stewart Family Philanthropic Award Announced

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 8, 2020

Father-and-son Caribbean hospitality leaders and devout philanthropists, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman & Founder of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and Adam ... Read More

Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020
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Jamaica Wins Top Accolades at World Travel Awards 2020

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 1, 2020

Efforts by various government ministries and tourism partners to introduce robust COVID-19 health and safety protocols to facilitate the safe ... Read More

Tourism Recovery Means Resilience: Here is How!
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Tourism Recovery Means Resilience: Here is How!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 30, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has an urgent appeal to the world for a tourism resilience fund to achieve ... Read More

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program
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Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) for their new COVID-19 Ambassador ... Read More

Destination Jamaica begins series of “Doctor Bird Sales Calls” across US
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Destination Jamaica begins series of “Doctor Bird Sales Calls” across US

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020

As Jamaica continues on the road to recovery, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Sales team has kicked off an exciting ... Read More

Health and Wellness Key to Driving Jamaica Tourism Post COVID
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Health and Wellness Key to Driving Jamaica Tourism Post COVID

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 19, 2020

Health and wellness tourism has been identified as a key area that will help to drive growth in the Jamaica ... Read More

A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19
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A Tourism Hero with Global Responses to COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 16, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett, who recently received the Tourism Heroes award from the World Tourism Network, addressed this morning the ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Announces Major Spa Standards Workshop
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Jamaica Minister Announces Major Spa Standards Workshop

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020

As part of efforts to encourage the adoption of national and international standards by spas across the island, the Tourism ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett Wins Gusi Peace Prize
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett Wins Gusi Peace Prize

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, was yesterday awarded the prestigious Gusi Peace prize from the Gusi Foundation of Manila, ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Contributes to Global Ministerial Discussion
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Contributes to Global Ministerial Discussion

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 12, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, recently participated in a global ministerial panel discussion on rethinking the global travel and ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Helps Schools Meet Health Standards
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Sandals Foundation Helps Schools Meet Health Standards

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 12, 2020

To help Sandals Resorts International continue to make a difference in the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation was launched in March ... Read More

Jamaica Cares Insurance Program Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders
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Jamaica Cares Insurance Program Lauded by Global Tourism Stakeholders

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 12, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the Jamaica Cares mandatory travel insurance program has received very positive ... Read More

Jamaica Minister: Tourism Must Get Back on Track
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Jamaica Minister: Tourism Must Get Back on Track

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 9, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the industry is a key driver of the Jamaican economy and urges stakeholders ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Calls for Empathetic Leadership
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Calls for Empathetic Leadership

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 6, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for global policymakers to implement a ... Read More

Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter
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Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of long-time friend and industry colleague Edith ... Read More

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