Articles tagged “jamaica”

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Colin Simpson, Bloomberg

Many officials seem to think that "the seas are rising" is the new "the sky is falling" and thus do nothing. Moody's decision this week means that authorities must deal with climate change or risk having their bond ratings downgraded. We hope that prompts action.

2 years ago

Jamaica Gets Its First Mass Exposure to China’s Booming Cruise Industry

4 years ago

Jamaican Synagogue Looks to Jewish Tourists to Fill the Temple

4 years ago

Tourism Plays Critical Role in Jamaica’s Economic Rebound

Tourism Plays Critical Role in Jamaica’s Economic Rebound

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

Tourism plays an integral role in the Caribbean economy, making it both an asset and risk to many of the island's fragile economies and ecosystems.

4 years ago

Jamaica Surprised Itself With This Year’s Tourism Numbers

Jamaica Surprised Itself With This Year’s Tourism Numbers

Associated Press

There needs to be an asterix next to this headline: That tourism spike is a cruise spike.

4 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: An Unvisited Side of Jamaica

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 8: An Unvisited Side of Jamaica

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Jamaica is the perfect example of a destination that's become more focused on servicing tourists than it is taking care of its residents, a dangerous shift in priorities that will have a tremendous impact on the quality of life and livelihoods of future generations.

5 years ago

Jamaica Launches Sports Tourism Drive Based on Sprinters’ Track Record

Jamaica Launches Sports Tourism Drive Based on Sprinters’ Track Record

Associated Press

Jamaica hosted the Cricket World Cup in 2007 and now hopes to capitalize on the reputations of track stars such as Usain Bolt to attract more high-profile athletic events, and tourists, to the country.

5 years ago

The Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Nations and Their Tourism Future

The Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Nations and Their Tourism Future

Rafat Ali, Skift

Climate directly impacts environmental resources that are major tourism attractions on small islands. Expect much more upheaval in the near future.

5 years ago

Pinterest’s Top Pins Show Contrast Between Travelers’ Fantasies and Realities

Pinterest’s Top Pins Show Contrast Between Travelers’ Fantasies and Realities

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Pinterest's list of travel destinations represents where travelers wish to go while lists of check-ins and photos from other social networks show where they've gone. The difference in the types of places on each lists highlights the differences in travelers' fantasies and realities.

5 years ago

Jamaican Tourism Board’s New York Campaign Has Excellent Timing

Jamaican Tourism Board’s New York Campaign Has Excellent Timing

Jason Clampet, Skift

It's nice to see Jamaica's tourism board do something other than rest on its laurels. Now if it could only make the reality of visiting the island and its poor infrastructure, dodgy police, and dirty streets as stress-free as this promotion.

6 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: American Air Shows Off Its Digital-Savvy Planes

6 years ago

Marijuana Tour Operators in Jamaica Look to Cash in on Legalization Trend

Marijuana Tour Operators in Jamaica Look to Cash in on Legalization Trend

David McFadden, Associated Press

Several U.S. states and Uruguay are on the road to legalization and a drug tourism boom, which is fueling the efforts of advocates in other countries like Mexico and Jamaica.

6 years ago