A brand new tourism improvement zone is being created from Oracabessa, St. Mary, to Port Antonio, Portland, to serve the island’s upscale guests.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett stated the zone would deliver a “new awakening” to the nation’s north coast and comply with a village-style tourism mannequin with refined facilities quite than an all-inclusive enclave.
He carried out on the welcome ceremony for the primary scheduled industrial flight to Ian Fleming Worldwide Airport at St. Mary’s from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Thursday, June 16.
Bartlett stated the airport “will play a key function in [in the zone] as a result of you’ll be able to deliver these rich guests to this place, and in a couple of minutes they are going to be of their great villas and exquisite resorts alongside the coast.
He added: “Having this third worldwide airport offers Jamaica a singular place within the area to be inside the hour from any level of entry into the nation.”
Bartlett additionally famous that the Division of Tourism shall be selling the world in a different way, and is already insisting that high-rise buildings and high-density investments won’t be allowed within the space.
He stated this new tourism improvement enhances the Port Antonio redevelopment program, which can be anticipated to breathe new life into the world.