• 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 Taste of the Caribbean Award Winners
  • 2 IMF Newsletter for the Caribbean Region: Caribbean Corner - Issue 3, April 2015
  • 3 JHTA, Partners, To Host Networking Event
  • 4 Hearts For Hanover Charities - 2015 Sugar Cane Valentines Ball To Celebrate Hollywood Glitz & Glamour
  • 5 JHTA Sensitizes Hotel Workers on Infectious Diseases
  • 6 Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website
  • 7 UDC Collaborates With TEF And PAJ To Improve The Historic Town Of Falmouth
  • Taste of the Caribbean Award Winners

    June 12-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency Miami
    The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2015 Winners - Taste of the Caribbean.

    WINNER – CARIBBEAN NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
    Bahamas

    GOLD MEDALS
    Bahamas, 
    Barbados Bonaire
    Jamaica
    Puerto Rico

    SILVER MEDALS
    Anguilla
    BVI
    St. Lucia
    Suriname
    USVI

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  • IMF Newsletter for the Caribbean Region: Caribbean Corner - Issue 3, April 2015

    Please see link to the Third Edition of The Caribbean Corner, the IMF newsletter for the Caribbean Region, which has been released and can be found HERE 

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  • JHTA, Partners, To Host Networking Event

    Kingston, Jan. 14, 2015:
    The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) is collaborating with several public and private sector partners to strengthen linkages between the tourism industry and local manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the sector.

    The initiative is a "Speed Networking Event" to be presented by the JHTA and joint hosts, the Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment, the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation. Sandals Resorts International is a sponsor.

    The event, scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Half Moon Resort, will help participants "hit the ground running in 2015" as they make contacts and negotiate business contracts, JHTA President, Nicola Madden-Greig has said.

    Noting that the JHTA and Jamaica Tourist Board-hosted annual tourism industry marketplace, Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEx) has for the past three years welcomed exhibitors from the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Mrs. Madden-Greig said that "the Speed Networking Event will complement that opportunity".

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  • Hearts For Hanover Charities - 2015 Sugar Cane Valentines Ball To Celebrate Hollywood Glitz & Glamour

    It is that time again when Hanover Charities host their very special event, the Sugar Cane Ball, this year being celebrated on Valentines Day Saturday, February 14 - at the iconic Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    A fixture on the international and local social scene, which sees the good and the great gathering from all over the World - the 2015 Sugar Cane Ball, now in its 58th outing, will celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

    Last year, Hanover Charities broke its own records and raised over US$230,000 in the single night, so the pressure is on!

    Says Chair of Hanover Charities and this year's Co-Chair for the Sugar Cane Ball Katrin Casserly "The majority of our funds are raised from the Silent Auction items for the Ball, which are always unique and one-off, gathered by the very generous homeowners of Round Hill and Tryall. Last year they outdid themselves and promise to do so again for Valentines!"

    Co-Chair of Hanover Charities and also this year's Sugar Cane Ball, Jennifer Flanagan of Tryall adds" We were beyond thrilled with the generosity of the party goers last year. Our dedicated committee members and their neighbours at Round Hill and Tryall want to see our many projects continue & grow so we are really looking forward to seeing what they have for us this year"

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  • JHTA Sensitizes Hotel Workers on Infectious Diseases

     

    Kingston, Oct. 18, 2014: The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) has taken measures to sensitize industry workers about infectious diseases.

    The Association, facilitated by the Ministry of Health, has begun a series of workshops to educate hoteliers and their staff on how to carry out preventative measures as well as how to treat with any potential suspected cases of infectious diseases including Ebola.

    The first workshop was held in Negril on October 16, 2014, and others have been scheduled for Montego Bay, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and the South Coast in the ensuing weeks.

    JHTA President, Nicola Madden Greig, noting the ban issued on travellers to Jamaica from Liberia, Sirrea Leone and Guinea, by the Ministry of Health said that "the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of Jamaicans is of paramount importance. Collectively, we must all ensure that Ebola does not occur in Jamaica."

    Mrs. Madden Greig said that working with the Ministries of Health and Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment, the JHTA started weeks ago the dissemination of accurate information and sensitization about Ebola across the, island. She said the JHTA will continue to provide information and support to its members.

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  • Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

    Plan a wedding, adventure tour and now, volunteer opportunity, on Jamaica Tourist Board's official website, VisitJamaica.com

    KINGSTON, JAMAICA - October 7, 2014 - The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteerexperiences through this voluntourism initiative. The combination of voluntary service with the traditional elements of a vacation has become increasingly popular in Jamaica and the website page is in response to this growing trend. One of the first of its kind in the Caribbean, the webpage offers a database of faith, health and education based volunteer programs, with more categories to appear as they become available.

    "The Jamaica Tourist Board is focused on allowing our visitors to have an enriching experience while they vacation on the island," said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica's Director of Tourism. "While our Jamaican people will surely benefit from the assistance of altruistic travelers, we hope that they take home an experience of a lifetime, and share the celebrated Jamaican spirit and warmth with their friends and family."

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  • UDC Collaborates With TEF And PAJ To Improve The Historic Town Of Falmouth

    The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to improve the streetscape aesthetics of the Historic town of Falmouth in the parish of Trelawny.

    The project will be funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund at a cost of $279.9m with completion scheduled for May 2015.

    The main objective is to enhance the experience of residents and tourists in the historic town. This forms part of the UDC's Draft Greater Falmouth Redevelopment Plan 2012.The Development Plan seeks to preserve the area's rich heritage whilst making provision for the surrounding environs to be renewed in harmony with the built and natural environment and to ensure an improved tourist product.

    The scope of this project includes: improving the entry point and aesthetics of the three main streets: Market, Falmouth, and Tharpe. Improvements to pedestrian crossings and paths/walkways and streetscaping to include banners, covered drains and paved walkways for both residents and visitors to enjoy more of the town and to move about freely in an atmosphere of safety.

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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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