Jamaica
South America

Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination

As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which […]

Russia
South America

Russia now has visa-free travel agreement with all 12 South American countries

Russians need no entry visas to visit all the 12 South American countries now that a bilateral visa-free travel agreement with Suriname came into force, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Thursday. “An agreement between the governments of Russia and Suriname on visa-free travel for the two countries’ citizens came into effect on May 13,” she said. “It is an […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica breaks visitor records in early 2019 as momentum continues

Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing a strong start to the year with record breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. “Jamaica continues to make an aggressive push in transforming the […]

Rio
South America

Norwegian takes off for Brazil with new Rio de Janeiro route

Norwegian has commenced its first route to Brazil with a brand-new non-stop service from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro. The new flights offer consumers in the UK an affordable way to travel to Brazil. Passengers will fly in comfort on brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 leather seats in modern economy and premium cabins. Norwegian’s […]

mexico
South America

Mexico New Government Priorities for tourism

The question has bounced through the travel industry for months now: What is Mexico doing? News that the new administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador planned to disband the Mexico Tourism Board, shift promotional duties to embassies, and redirect money to build a train that visits some popular tourist areas has been out since late last year. “Everybody’s got their eye on it,” […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica Tourism Minister lauds Tourism Service Excellence finalists

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the contribution of the finalists who will vie for the coveted award of national champions in the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) on March 30. The TSEA, which is in its sixth staging was created by the Ministry of Tourism, and is implemented annually by the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo). […]

South America

Jamaica Tourism: Full steam ahead with visitor security and safety

Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently in Jamaica conducting a security audit as he leads the eTN Travel & Tourism Safety Training Program in the country. He has spent the last few days preparing a national tourism security plan, and over the next months will travel across Jamaica to speak with many visitors and locals. Dr. Tarlow’s aim is to get to know […]

South America

In 10 years, Jamaica’s Cruise Tourism earns J$22.6 billion

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years. In 2008, the sector earned J$7.5Billion and in 2017 cruise saw earnings of J$22.6Billion. Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, who made the announcement at Jamaica Vacations’ (JAMVAC’s) Cruise Council cocktail yesterday, said, “Cruise tourism […]

IATA
South America

IATA urges government-airline industry dialogue in Mexico

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mexico to work closely with the air transport industry as it develops airport infrastructure to meet growing demand for air connectivity in the country’s main gateway of Mexico City. Mexico City International Airport was designed for 32 million passengers annually but handled 48 million in 2018. The new Mexican […]