KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is taking strategic steps to ensure that the island capitalizes on its potential and benefits in a more significant way from gastronomy tourism. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the Gastronomy Network, which is spearheading the process, “has been working assiduously to craft innovative plans.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Barbados is hoping for increased airlift from the United States with American Airlines indicating it will be providing a daily service to the Caribbean island from Charlotte, North Carolina and twice daily from Miami, Florida.Tourism and International Transport Minister, Kerrie Symmonds, speaking at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Society of American Travel Writers here recently, said that the new flights should allow Barbados to capture “the tremendous power”  of those gateways.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr.Ralph Gonsalves believes not many nationals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) would have benefitted from a United States decision to have people from some Caribbean countries renew their U.S. visas without having to travel to that country’s embassy in Barbados.

LONDON - November 9, 2018 – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is among this year’s recipients of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Champions in Challenge Award. The presentation took place recently at the International Travel Crisis Management Summit (ITCMS) in London. The awards, sponsored by marketing communications firm Finn Partners, honor industry leaders who have stood forward in exceptional times of challenge and have made a real difference through their words and their actions.

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