Government of Jamaica

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Tourism Linkages Network

What are the main functions of the 5 networks and the 2 working groups?

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) through the Tourism Linkages Network has targeted the development and strengthening of sustainable linkages between Tourism and other productive sectors. Emphasis was placed on Agriculture and Manufacturing. These two sectors can position the tourism sector to increase its consumption of goods and services that can be sourced in Jamaica.  

Additionally, the Tourism Linkages Network has also placed great emphasis on experiential tourism. Its aim is to drive the passion points of today’s tourism specifically through the buildout of five networksThese are: Gastronomy, Health & Wellness, Knowledge, Shopping & Sports and Entertainment. 

How do I add my gastronomy experience to Taste Jamaica?

 

The Taste Jamaica website (https://www.tastejamaica.com/uses Google API to upload restaurants to the platform. Restauranteurs should ensure their businesses are registered with Google if they are interested in being a part of the Taste Jamaica website. 

 

How do I register to be a part of the Tourism Linkages Network’s events, such as Christmas in July, Speed Networking, etc.?

The Tourism Linkages Network events are usually sent out as a call to action via newspapers ads, social media posts as well as emails through our partners such as the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters AssociationJamaica Business Development Corporation, Jamaica Promotions Corporation and Rural Agricultural Development Authority. 

If you are interested in participating in any of our events, contact us at (876) 908- 5970 or tourismlinkages@tef.gov.jm.

Does the TLN fund business ideas? 

No. However, the EXIM Bank has a special loan facility that persons may be able to access at a low interest rate of 4.5% per annum with a maximum loan amount of J$25M 

Persons are also able to access at a low interest rate of 4.5% per annum with a maximum loan amount of J$25M with the JNSBL.

 

How can an event be listed on Top Events?

Before listing an event on the Top Events website, be sure that your event falls within one of the following categories: Sports, Entertainment, Food, Shopping, Conferences and Health and Wellness 

Steps: 

  1. Visit the Top Events website at https://topeventsinjamaica.com/ 
  1. Click on ‘Submit Event’ 
  1. Complete the ‘Event Information’ and ‘Promoter’s Information’ forms 
  1. Once the form has been properly completed, click ‘Submit Event’ 

Your application will be reviewed, and subsequently approved or disapproved 

How do I supply crops to the Tourism industry?

The Agrilinkages programme was developed to increase and deepen the linkages between the local agricultural sector and the Hotel and Tourism sector. This is currently established through operating an agriculture fresh produce internet-based market linkages platform and commodities exchange through the website, www.agrilinkages.com. 

With this initiative, farmers are able to call or email to state the produce that are available or produce that will become available in the next 3-4 months. The Agri-Linkage Center then markets to the primary sector, the hotel and tourism sector and also provides support to other key agricultural stakeholders to include our exporters, restaurants and agro-processors to meet their needs. 

The centre is located at 197 Old Hope Road at the RADA St. Andrew Parish Office. For information and interaction with Agri-Brokerscontact RADA at 876- 970-1451, 876- 970-0287, 876-970-0838. Their Office is open Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00pm, Friday 8:30-4:00pm