Our Support Partners
We are grateful to the many public and private partners that support community tourism in Jamaica
Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism and its agencies are on a mission to enhance and transform Jamaica’s tourism product while ensuring that the benefits which flow from the tourism sector are increased for all Jamaicans. To this end, the Ministry of Tourism has implemented policies and strategies that will provide further momentum for tourism as the engine of growth for the Jamaican economy. They remain committed to ensuring that the tourism sector makes the fullest contribution possible to Jamaica’s economic development, given its tremendous earning potential.
Tourism Product Development Company TPDCo, is the central agency mandated by the Government of Jamaica to facilitate the maintenance, development, and enhancement of the tourism product. The organization contributes to a diverse, enhanced tourism product and visitor experience, resulting in an improved quality of life for all Jamaicans. The organization facilitates the diversification, development, and improvement of the tourism product utilizing an experienced and qualified staff to enhance the visitor experience by building consensus and strategic alliances with industry stakeholders in order to engender socio-economic growth.
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) mobilizes resources and channels these to community-based socio-economic infrastructure and social services projects. Through a national partnership between central and local government, communities and private and public organizations, the JSIF addresses the immediate demands of communities in a manner that is quick, efficient, effective, transparent and non-partisan. Since 2010, JSIF has worked with the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) to assist community tourism enterprises through the World Bank REDI Project
Jamaica Tourist Board, JTB is charged with a mission of marketing the tourism product so that Jamaica remains the premier Caribbean tourism destination. To this end, JTB is positioning Jamaica as the most complete, unique and diverse warm weather destination in the world, which offers the best vacation value available. The organization markets the uniqueness of destination Jamaica through creative programs and advertisements worldwide. Throughout the years, the JTB has been recognized for its exceptional leadership and outstanding service with accolades from industry and trade partners both regionally and internationally.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 184 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but supportive role in the World Bank's mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. They provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications, and many other purposes.
Our Marketing and Sales Partners
Solimar International is a small specialist consulting and marketing firm with a team of creative and experienced professionals who share a common vision of how sustainable tourism can stimulate economic growth while conserving natural resources and cultural heritage. Our tourism consulting services focus on delivering innovative tourism assessment, destination development, and tourism marketing for our clients, which include international development organizations, tourism authorities, national and local governments, preservation agencies, tourism businesses, and local communities. To further the development of the “Jamaica Community Experiences” brand, in 2018 the JSIF contracted Solimar and Small Planet Consulting to provide business mentoring, sales and marketing management services to eight specific community-based enterprises in Jamaica.
Small Planet is a consulting and marketing firm dedicated to creating a Better World through Better Tourism. They help destinations and businesses to build sustainable tourism economies that connect Community, Culture, Conservation and Commerce. Sustainable travel is about meeting and understanding the people and places of a place while making the place better for people to live in. Small Planet focuses on tourism development that supports community goals and healthy communities. They also promote travel that helps communities celebrate and revitalize their culture, and work closely with local and indigenous entities.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions, and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries. With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000+ unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ markets around the world. Airbnb’s people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.
Caribic Vacations is a leading destination management company in Jamaica, offering to its customers, a range of services from airport transfers and excursions to large corporate events and VIP guest handling. Headquartered in the tourist Mecca of Montego Bay – Jamaica, the Caribic team boasts over 30 years of experience in expert handling of Incentive and Special Interest Groups and is considered to be one of the best tour operators on the island.
Become a Sales Partner
The Jamaica Community Tourism Alliance welcomes tour operators, hotel staff, villa managers, drivers, and other tourism stakeholders to join the Alliance as designated sales partners.
Commissionable rates are available for community tourism experiences across the island. It is easy to make bookings on behalf of your guests and earn commissions on every sale you make. We have marketing materials and other sales tools available for approved resellers.
If you'd like to sign up to be a Community Tourism Sales Partner, please complete the contact form. Someone will be in touch with you shortly to explain how you can sell the experiences on this website and earn a commission on every sale.