Jamaica launches domestic tourism campaign | News

The Jamaica Tourist Board has launched a Rediscover Jamaica program to encourage local residents to taste, see, feel and enjoy the tourism product. The move comes as the island reopens using a phased approach to ensure the safety of everyone. There is also likely to be more space, with American guests currently facing increased restrictions when trying to travel to the Caribbean island. Renewing and upgrading the tourism process for Jamaicans, so they may safely enjoy the island with their friends and family is a priority at this time. The…

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Jamaica tourism icon Heinz Simonitsch dies | News

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has saluted legendary hotelier Heinz Simonitsch, who died over the weekend. The body cited him as one of the foremost pioneers of sustainable tourism development in the region. “Professor Heinz was a pioneer in the industry in so many ways, leading by example, providing exemplary service, infusing ‘Caribbean’ and ‘Jamaican’ into his product offering, and expanding the boundaries of the industry well beyond that of his beloved Half Moon hotel with investments in the development of the people and communities surrounding his property,”…

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Jamaica tourism icon Heinz Simonitsch dies | News

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has saluted legendary hotelier, Heinz Simonitsch, who died over the weekend. The body cited him as one of the foremost pioneers of sustainable tourism development in the region. “Professor Heinz was a pioneer in the industry in so many ways, leading by example, providing exemplary service, infusing ‘Caribbean’ and ‘Jamaican’ into his product offering, and expanding the boundaries of the industry well beyond that of his beloved Half Moon hotel with investments in the development of the people and communities surrounding his property,”…

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Jamaica tightens restrictions on United States travellers | News

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travellers visiting the island. All visitors will still be required to complete an online travel authorisation, while arrivals from a number of American states will be required to provide further documentation. Travelers from Arizona, Florida, New York, and Texas (areas declared by the ministry of health and wellness as high risk at this time), will be required to upload negative Covid-19 PCR test results. Tests should be no more than ten days old measured from the day the sample was taken to the…

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Jamaica tightens restrictions on United States travellers | News

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travellers visiting the island. All visitors will still be required to complete an online travel authorisation, while arrivals from a number of American states will be required to provide further documentation. Travelers from Arizona, Florida, New York, and Texas (areas declared by the ministry of health and wellness as high risk at this time), will be required to upload negative Covid-19 PCR test results. Tests should be no more than ten days old measured from the day the sample was taken to the…

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Jamaica tightens restrictions on United States travellers | News

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travellers visiting the island. All visitors will still be required to complete an online travel authorisation, while arrivals from a number of American states will be required to provide further documentation. Travelers from Arizona, Florida, New York, and Texas (areas declared by the ministry of health and wellness as high risk at this time), will be required to upload negative Covid-19 PCR test results. Tests should be no more than ten days old measured from the day the sample was taken to the…

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Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on Monday | News

Jamaica has announced it will reopen its borders for international travellers on June 15th. The country is currently repatriating 8,000 Jamaican nationals who have been stranded overseas due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Additionally, an extensive set of operational protocols were announced, including health screening before entry, which will be implemented to manage risks to workers, communities and travellers. From planning the trip to enjoying the destination, the protocols address all stages of the visitors’ journey, incorporating the lifecycle of prevention, detection and response. Safety is paramount to a resilient…

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Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on Monday | News

Jamaica has announced it will reopen its borders for international travellers on June 15th. The country is currently repatriating 8,000 Jamaican nationals who have been stranded overseas due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Additionally, an extensive set of operational protocols were announced, including health screening before entry, which will be implemented to manage risks to workers, communities and travellers. From planning the trip to enjoying the destination, the protocols address all stages of the visitors’ journey, incorporating the lifecycle of prevention, detection and response. Safety is paramount to a resilient…

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Jamaica prepares new protocols as tourism prepares for relaunch | News

Jamaica tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed protocols to facilitate the reopening of the tourism industry, which was adversely impacted by the novel Covid-19, have been drafted. The new measures are being reviewed by the ministry of health and wellness. The minister made the announcement during a virtual ceremony at the offices of the ministry in New Kingston to handover 10,000 masks to frontline industry workers. Tourism is among the sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with several hotels and attractions having to scale down or close operations. The…

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Tourism training courses fill up in Jamaica | News

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has announced that registration for the recently launched free online training for tourism workers closes today. So far, over 6,500 tourism workers have registered since the programme with all courses being oversubscribed. The cut off is to accommodate the official start of the online programmes on Monday. Under the program, tourism workers are being offered ten free online courses to hone their skills and improve their qualifications. “The responses for this free online training for our tourism workers have been overwhelming and shows that…

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