You are here

Home » Tourism Agencies

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)



Mission Statement

To develop and market the tourist industry so that Jamaica remains the premier Caribbean tourist destination.


The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica's national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB is a public company governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The Director of Tourism, also appointed by the Minister, is the administrative head of the organization and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the JTB.

The JTB is responsible for the worldwide tourism marketing and promotion for Jamaica. Its mandate has been to promote Jamaica as a preferred travel destination; identify new and emerging consumer groups; cultivate new relationships with travel partners and disseminate timely and useful marketing information to its offices and travel partners worldwide.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is the most preferred point of contact for persons travelling to Jamaica. The organization markets the uniqueness and diversity of destination JAMAICA through creative programmes and advertisements worldwide. Throughout the years, the JTB has been recognized for its exceptional leadership and outstanding service with accolades from industry and trade partners both regionally and internationally.

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Rome (Italy), Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan).

Corporate Data

Board of Directors

Mr. John Lynch – Chairman
Mr. Paul Pennicook
Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig
Mr. Paul Simpson
Mr. Bertram Wright
Mr. Josef Forstmayr
Mr. Godfrey Dyer
Mr. Fred Smith
Mr. Wayne Cummings
Mr. Phillip Hofer
Mr. Lionel Reid

Headed by the Director of Tourism, Mr. Paul Pennicook


Visit the JTB at: