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TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE REDESIGNED MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM LIBERTY HALL, KINGSTON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

SALUTATIONS:

  • Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia “Babsy Grange
  • Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeill
  • Mrs....

TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL AND TOURIST ASSOCIATION (JHTA) OCHO RIOS CHAPTER & THE ST. ANN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (SACOC) MOON PALACE JAMAICA GRANDE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

Colleague Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning...

·       It is my pleasure to be here this morning to participate in this special meeting of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios Chapter and the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce (SACOC).

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National Message by the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP Minister of Tourism to Mark the Beginning of Tourism Awareness Week September 25 – October 1, 2016

My fellow Jamaicans, this week we place special focus on undoubtedly Jamaica’s most important sector, Tourism.

Yes, this is Tourism Awareness Week, which runs from September 25 to October 1. This year it will be observed under the theme “Tourism for all, Promoting Universal Accessibility,” which underscores the firm direction we have taken just six...

TALKING POINTS BY MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE PRESS LAUNCH & MOU SIGNING FOR THE TEF/EXIM BANK SMTE LOAN FACILITY HILTON ROSE HALL RESORT SPA, MONTEGO BAY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Salutations:

Fellow tourism partners, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen…good morning.

  • Tourism is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries yet it is dominated by small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs).
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TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT TO ANNOUNCE THE NATIONAL CRUISE COUNCIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

The cruise industry has become the fastest growing segment in the travel industry around the world.  Cruise holidays have boomed with a dynamic 248% increase in the last seven years (ITB World Travel Trends Report 2015/2016). 

·        In Jamaica, cruise passenger Arrivals grew by 23.5% for the...

TALKING POINTS FOR TOURISM MINISTER HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE NBMO WELCOME RECEPTION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Salutations:

Good evening…

  • It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and its agencies, as well as the Government and people of Jamaica, to our...

BRIEF WELCOME BY MINISTER OF TOURISM, THE HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS CARIBBEAN & NORTH AMERICA GALA CEREMONY SANDALS OCHI BEACH RESORT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

  • On behalf of my Government and people, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Jamaica and the beautiful town of Ocho Rios for the 2016 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony.
  • I am delighted that our island is playing host to this prestigious event, which acknowledges, rewards and celebrates...

TALKING POINTS FOR MINISTER OF TOURISM, HON. EDMUND BARTLETT AT THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR JAPEX 2016 MONTEGO BAY CONVENTION CENTRE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

SALUTATIONS:

  • Master of Ceremonies...
  • Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith and other Ministry officials
  • Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, John Lynch 
  • Director of Tourism, Mr. Paul Pennicook
  • President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig,
  • ...

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