Jamaica Secures Airlift arrangements Post Thomas Cook – Bartlett
Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has secured airlift arrangements with Condor Airlines within efforts to reduce the impact of the recent collapse of Thomas Cook.
Following a gathering with Oliver Feess, Manager announced that ground will undoubtedly be broken in Hanover for the 2000 room Princess Hotel and Resort by year end. A gathering is accompanied by the Announcement with chairman of the hotel chain, Mr. Yesterday at World Travel Market in London robert Plana.
“Today we met with Chairman of Princess Hotels who’ll maintain Jamaica next Monday for meetings to finalize arrangements for cutting edge and commencement of construction within the shortest possible time.
We are anticipating that construction will start in the initial quarter of next year considering that all of the developmental approvals have already been completed and 18months after, the initial 1000 rooms will be prepared to be opened,” said Minister Bartlett.
Princess Hotels & Resorts is really a hotel chain specialising in holiday and urban hotels in top quality tourist resorts. Founded in 1967, it really is ranked eighth in the Spanish market, with 3.700 employees and 19 establishments, offering 7.140 rooms. This year earlier, the Spanish hotel chain focused on investing US$500 million in the construction of 2,000 rooms in Hanover.
Minister Bartlett added that, “We’ve been in dialogue with Princess for a long time and my last stop by at FITUR in Spain culminated in the announcement then, they had acquired the properties in Green Island in Hanover and they were prepared to start construction immediately.
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Time elapsed and the required approvals have already been sought through our local authorities and planning agencies and we have been satisfied given that they’re fully prepared to begin operations.”
Currently, Jamaica’s room stock is 32,000. Beneath the 5x5x5 growth strategy, the goal is to have 15,000 additional rooms by 2022.
Speaking on the importance of the addition of the new rooms, Minister Bartlett says that “Hanover shall have, once the component is added by us in Negril, together with the Grand Palladium, Round Tryall and Hill, to 6000 rooms close.
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