Hike in tourism bookings to Jamaica


ONE of the world’s leading online travel company, Expedia Inc, is reporting an increase in online bookings to Jamaica.

The company said that there had been a 10 per cent increase in demand for travel to Jamaica on its global network of online travel booking sites during the first half of this year, when compared to the similar period in 2011.

Jamaica Bridal Expo Opens in Montego Bay

Bridal Show

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeil (second right) is about to cut the ribbon to officially declare open the Jamaica Bridal Expo, being staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from October 13- 14. Sharing in the moment are from left: Managing Director of Jamaica Bridal Expo, Peter Shoucair; Director with Jamaica Bridal Expo, Kathy Everhart; General Manager for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Dittie Guise; and Deputy Director of Tourism, Sandra Scott (right).

Montego Bay – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeil, says Jamaica is the perfect destination for weddings and should maximise its potential income from this market.

The Minister was speaking at the official opening of Montego Bay’s first “Jamaica Bridal Expo”, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James on Saturday October 13, 2012.

The event, which runs over two days, is being staged by private interests, with the backing of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), and has approximately 80 exhibitors participating.  The expo is being seen by industry players as a move which can assist Jamaica to move up the rankings as a preferred destinations for staging weddings.

Sandals Montego Bay showcases Eco-Village to Tourism Action Club students

Source: Jamaica Observer

ON Thursday, September 27, Jamaica joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and all its global partners as they observed World Tourism Day under the theme: ‘Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development’.

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Wykeham McNeil, Junior Minister of Tourism and entertainment Damion Crawford, tourism partners and other ministry and government officials toured the Eco-Village at Sandals Montego Bay to view the alternative energy facilities there.