Tue | Feb 18, 2020

Hospitality Jamaica

Port Antonio, Portland: The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)-sponsored Portland Paradise Weekend (PPW), which was deemed a success, has been fully endorsed by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, who also stated that the event has the potential for...
From left: Ian Turnbull, director of the Division of Festivals; Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte; and Alani Henneman-Todman, the Department of Tourism’s director of communications.

The US Virgin Islands’ Department of Tourism has launched a distinctive brand for the island of St Croix. Dubbed ‘St Croix: A vibe like no other’, the new brand for ‘The Big Island’ was launched last week at a Crucian press breakfast at the...

Jamaican rum producers have once again joined forces to host the second staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1, 2020. Following its successful inaugural staging in 2019, the...

Rae Town, a historic inner-city community in east Kingston, is known the world over for the weekly sound-system dances and oldies sessions of yesteryear that unfolded on Rae Street for several years. Those sessions brought many people from all...

From out of the blue the invitation came. I could not recall the place in the hills of Yallahs, St Thomas, to which my presence was requested, so I did some quick online research. It turned out to be the former home and studio of late master...

Rondel Village’s Carolyn Wright’s contribution to Jamaica’s tourism industry spanned two decades, both in the private and public spheres. She was a dedicated member of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), representing the Negril...

Close to 1,000 delegates who will converge in Nassau this week for the 2020 edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will collect some meaningful mementos produced by entrepreneurs who survived last year’s Hurricane Dorian, which displaced thousands...

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has introduced a pilot programme to include a group of leading travel agents from across the United States at next week’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas. Karen Whitt, CHTA’s first...

It was with much excitement that Port Royal, the quaint little village, located at the end of the Palisadoes peninsula that partially encloses Kingston Harbour, welcomed its first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery II. Some people are happy about...

A $700-million investment by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has transformed the old Hampden Wharf building on Harbour Street in Falmouth into a first of its kind Jamaica Artisan Village. The village is built on lands leased from the Port...
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