Bartlett projects increased cruise arrivals for 2018
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is projecting further growth for cruise ship arrivals to Jamaica this year as the government moves to prevent a fallout arising from the State of Public Emergency in St James.
According to Bartlett, cruise officials in Miami, Florida are keen on deepening their relationships with Jamaica for 2018.
He says the work to increase the tourism offering in Falmouth, Trelawny will see the town in immaculate condition for 2020.
Bartlett recently travelled to the United States as part of his ministry's initiative to assure key stakeholders in the US, United Kingdom and Canada that Jamaica is still a vibrant vacation choice, despite the state of public emergency in St James.
He says there was a commitment by Royal Caribbean cruise line that all their vessels, including the Oasis-class, will make their calls and continue the seamless and safe arrangements to facilitate guests.
Cruise marketing is a key initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and forms a major part of its strategic move to further boost arrivals.