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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA  – Interest in Jamaica by faith-based planners remains high. This was evident from the strong showing of planners who gathered recently in Montego Bay for the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) Jamaica Experience. A partnership between the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the RCMA, some 30 buyers along with 20 suppliers who cater to the faith-based market, participated in the trade show at the Montego Bay Conference Center. JTB’s Groups & Conventions Manager John Woolcock describes the recent event as a success, adding that the JTB and supplier partners met with all planners, receiving significant leads for faith-based groups actively seeking venues and destinations for future programs.

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.

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