Jamaica

Travel and tourism is perhaps the most important sector of the economy in Jamaica, a country which welcomes more visitors each year than its population of 2.9 million people.

Tourism generates more than 50 percent of all foreign exchange earnings in this Caribbean island where travel and tourism, directly and indirectly, accounts for over 30 percent of all jobs on the island.

The importance of the industry is reflected in what Jamaican students are taught as part of the regular national school curriculum with information about travel and tourism woven into the core subjects every student must study.

Since the schools already cover the basics of travel and tourism, GTTP Jamaica focuses on extra-curricular activities for older students, including classroom presentations, community involvement projects, specialised seminars and limited work attachments or internships.

the director, Jamaica, is: