• Welcome to the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association Website

    Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association is the organization, which represents Jamaican hotels, other visitor accommodations as well as most suppliers of goods and services to the tourism industry commonly know as "Allied" members.

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  • Mission Statement

    To represent the interests of our members, foster their economic and professional growth while contributing to community development and the sustainability of Jamaica’s tourism industry.

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  • JHTA Document Library

    Welcome to the JHTA Document Library, a central point for information resources. We welcome contributions to our library that will prove useful to our membership.

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  • Welcome to our Member Directory,

    Encompassing active, allied and affiliate member categories.

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  • 1 Art And Tourism Have New Beginnings In Kingston
  • 2 Amaterra Group Breaks Ground For First 1,200 Rooms In Mega-Hotel Development For Trelawny
  • 3 Corporate Hands | JHTA Gives Computer To Maxfield Park Children's Home
  • 4 Ministry of Tourism to discuss issues affecting the Tourism Industry
  • 5 Half Moon dominates Tourism Service Excellence Awards
  • 6 Record arrivals for 2018/19 winter season
  • 7 Caribbean Airlines announces direct flights between Jamaica and Barbados
  • Art And Tourism Have New Beginnings In Kingston

    At a time when the Government of Jamaica is seeking to increase the tourism offerings of Kingston, world-renowned visual artist Bryan McFarlane makes his contribution through the exhibition titled ‘New Beginnings’.

    The current exhibition is being hosted by hotelier Evan Williams as a launch of the Gene Pearson Gallery, located at the R-Hotel and named in honour of master sculptor, ceramist and teacher Gene Pearson who passed away a year ago. The R-Hotel, located on Renfrew Road in New Kingston, is operated by businessman and award-winning architect Evan Williams.

    Poised to enhance the face lift of the business hub of the metropolitan area, the exhibition breathes fresh perspective on Kingston at this time of the city’s development. Art lovers have another week to view the month-long exhibition, which ends on April 13 with a ceremony to be addressed by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

    INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
    Williams explained that Professor Bryan McFarlane was chosen as “it was important to have an artist with international exposure, and Bryan is well known and exposed around the world”. Williams described the works as “Brilliant, reflecting the influences of McFarlane’s travels to Beijing, China, and other countries”.

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  • Amaterra Group Breaks Ground For First 1,200 Rooms In Mega-Hotel Development For Trelawny

    The Amaterra Group is to break ground tomorrow for the first 1,200 rooms of a multi-billion dollar integrated resort development in Stewart Castle, Trelawny.

    The integrated resort development project will be one of the largest in Jamaica. It will include the construction of 5,000 hotel rooms, an industrial park, an entertainment and shopping complex and various local amenities.

    Amaterra Jamaica Ltd, is a mixed-use land development company incorporated in Jamaica in July 2002 and is the master developer for the Amaterra Resort and related companies.

    Jamaican developer Keith Russell, a co-partner of Amaterra, said in an interview in December, 2013, that his project spanned 850 acres in Duncans, Trelawny, including 3.5 miles of beach, and has already secured approvals for development.

    "We have sub-division approval, beach development approval, and we are approved for a 2,200 room hotel and golf course. It is the only project that has all approvals," he said.

    The mega-hotel development falls under the Casino Gaming (Application for Declaration of Approved Integrated Resort Development) Regulations 2012 and the Casino Gaming (Prescribed Games) Regulations 2012.

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  • Corporate Hands | JHTA Gives Computer To Maxfield Park Children's Home

    The Easter tradition in Jamaica is for gifts of bun and cheese but the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) went several notches above that last week providing an early Easter treat and a computer for the caregivers, administrators and children of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston.

    JHTA Executive Director, Camille Needham and President, Omar Robinson accompanied by Vana Taylor, first vice president and Robert Headley, third vice president, presented the computer to Winston Bowen, the Home’s Manager, on behalf of the JHTA Charity Fund.

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  • Ministry of Tourism to discuss issues affecting the Tourism Industry

    On Wednesday March 27, 2019 members of the JHTA Executive met with officials from the Ministry of Tourism to discuss issues affecting the Tourism Industry as well as upcoming development within the sector.

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  • Half Moon dominates Tourism Service Excellence Awards

    Nineteen finalists vied for top prizes and the honour of being named National Individual and Organisation Champion at the glitzy Tourism Service Excellence Awards dinner at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday.

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  • Record arrivals for 2018/19 winter season

    TOURIST arrivals in Jamaica are projected to climb to 1.5 million visitors for the 2018-19 winter season, which ends later this month.

    According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the record visitor arrivals — of which 900,000 are stopover visitors – should rake in US$1.6 million in revenue for the period December to April 2019.

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  • Caribbean Airlines announces direct flights between Jamaica and Barbados

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) today announced that it would begin a non-stop service from Barbados to Jamaica from April 15, subject to government approval.

    The airline said that it would carry out the service every Monday and Friday between the two destinations.

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Speeches

  • Address By JHTA President At Speed Networking Event 2015 +

    Address by Nicola Madden Greig, PresidentJamaica Hotel & Tourist AssociationAt the Opening session for the Speed networking eventHalf Moon Hotel Read More
  • President's Presentation At Jamaica Investment Forum 2015 +

    PresentationJamaica Investment ForumNicola Madden-GreigPresident Of The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist AssociationMarch 10, 2015 Salutations Private sector perspective on outlook of Read More
  • President's Remarks At JAPEX 2014 Press Launch Announcement of JAPEX 2014 +

    By Nicola Madden Greig, President, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association Madame Chair; Mrs. Sandra Scott, Deputy Director of the Jamaica Read More
  • Speech By JHTA President At JEF CEO Breakfast - June 30, 2014 +

    Nicola Madden Greig (centre), President, JHTA with Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF), Brenda Cuthbert (left) and Read More
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