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2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected
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2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected

The Government of Jamaica has responded to the call of residents and tourism stakeholders in Negril for increased measures to protect the area’s world famous beaches. Approximately 2,500 metres of the Negril shoreline is to be rehabilitated under Jamaica’s Adaptation Fund Programme launched last week in Kingston. The initiative, which is being implemented through approximately $902 million (US$9.965 million) in grants from the Adaption Fund, will focus on protecting coastal areas and agriculture. A total of $489 million (US$5.4 million) of the amount is to be spent to restore and protect the coastline in the tourism mecca, which has being eroding over the years, posing a threat to the tourism industry and the livelihood of those, who depend on the sector. Chief Executive Officer of the...
Big Discounts at Hotels and Attractions for Locals
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Big Discounts at Hotels and Attractions for Locals

Jamaicans are being invited to take advantage of special discount packages being offered by some of the island's premier hotels, attractions and other tourism stakeholders. Sector partners are offering up to 50 per cent discounts on accommodation, attractions, shopping, ground transportation and at restaurants as part of the ‘Experience Jamaica' campaign, which was launched on May 8, Wyndham Kingston hotel. Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeil, said he is confident that the initiative will generate a high level of interest from the public. I'm sure they use awesome hotel software similar to SkyTouch hotel management software to manage such a great promotion. He lamented that not enough locals are experiencing the various product offerings that have made the island...
Falmouth Port’s Importance Highlighted
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Falmouth Port’s Importance Highlighted

Chairperson of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Maxine Henry-Wilson, has emphasised that the Falmouth Port, in Trelawny is a natural economic asset, attracting thousands of overseas visitors, and members of the community must protect the facility. "The port won several awards recently, and last year about 500,000 persons came to that port. Trelawny is on the map again, you have a natural asset - a port which allows you to provide for the world,” she told students of the Muschett High School, in Trelawny, at their Career Expo, held on April 27. Mrs. Henry-Wilson, also a former Education Minister, said that persons must be trained to work at the port, who are able to provide goods and services, so that people are entertained. "The most sustainable gift that you get, and the ...
Lover’s Leap to be Reopened in March
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Lover’s Leap to be Reopened in March

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has revealed that the world renowned Lover’s Leap attraction in St. Elizabeth, which was closed in 2010, will be reopened in March. The attraction was closed after the previous operator, which leased the property from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo.), suddenly decided to end the lease arrangement. While addressing tourism partners from the South Coast during a special stakeholder’s meeting organized by the Ministry in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth on the weekend Minister McNeill outlined that “Lover’s Leap is an important attraction and attractions drive tourism. Anything that you have that is of interest is what gets visitors out and I think it is really sad that Lover’s Leap has been closed for ...
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Blue Mountains World Heritage Site?

The Blue and John Crow Mountain Range is among a list of 42 sites around the world being considered for World Heritage Site status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage (more…)
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JTB in Social Media Push

Underscoring its leadership position as a tourism innovator, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is making major strides in the digital media arena. Earlier this year, the JTB launched an intense social media campaign to secure the (more…)