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License a Hotel

Jamaica’s Tourism Accommodation product has a wide variety of hotels and resort complexes that cater to specific niche needs of groups and meetings, families, couples or sport/adventure types.

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Process Overview

Discover the application process and what steps will be taken in order to grant and License a Hotel.

License a Hotel description

Jamaica’s Tourism Accommodation product has a wide variety of hotels and resort complexes that cater to specific niche needs of groups and meetings, families, couples or sport/adventure types.  They include intimate small-scale villas, apartments and guesthouses and a combination of self-catering and/or bed and breakfast facilities all of which provides a viable option for every traveller.

All tourism entities operating in Jamaica, including Hotels, Resort Cottages and other tourism accommodation entities, are required to be in possession of a Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Licence as per Section 23A of the Jamaica Tourist Board Act (1955).

The JTB is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism (MOT).  It has as its mission the development and marketing of the tourism industry so that Jamaica remains the premier Caribbean tourist destination. Before applying for benefits under the incentives framework, you are required to be in possession of your JTB Licence.  See the categories of licenses issued by the JTB.