1   Short title

   2   Interpretation


Establishment and Constitution of Board

   3   Establishment and composition of Board

   4   Acting appointments

   5   Tenure of office of member

   6   Resignation

   7   Revocation of appointment

   8   Publication of membership of Board

   9   Incorporation

   10   Procedure and meetings


Functions, Duties and Powers of Board

   11   Duty and functions of Board

   12   General powers of Board

      Borrowing powers

   12B   Guarantee by Minister of borrowings by Board and repayment of sums issued to meet guarantee

   13   Remuneration of members

   14   Officers, agents and servants

   15   Emblems

   16   Regulations

   17   Protection of members

   18   Powers of Minister


Financial Provisions

   19   Funds and resources of Board

   20   Accounts and audit

   21   Annual report and estimates



   22   Tourist accommodation to be licensed

   23   Licences for tourist accommodation

      Power to require licensing of tourism enterprises

   23B   Grant of licences for tourism enterprises

   23C   Refusal to grant or renew licence under section

   23D   Revocation of suspension of licence

   23E   Appeal

   23F   Enforcement of orders

   24   Offences




[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 1955]

61 of 1954,
68 of 1960.

18 of 1963,
43 of 1965,
12 of 1968,
42 of 1969,
13 of 1970,
33 of 1971,
19 of 1972,
31 of 1975,
47 of 1975,
7 of 1985,
12 of 1985,
34 of 1999.


1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Tourist Board Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires

   "the appointed day" means such day, not being earlier than six months after the 11th December, 1965, as the Minister shall specify in a notice published in the Gazette and in at least one issue of a daily newspaper printed and circulating in Jamaica;

[43/1965 s 2(a).]

   "the Board" means the Tourist Board established in accordance with this Act;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Board;

[68/1960 s 2(1).]

   "hotel" means an establishment falling within any of the categories of buildings prescribed by regulations made under this Act as constituting hotels for the purpose of this Act;

[43/1965 s 2(b).]

   "resort cottage" means subject to section 16(1)(b) any building containing not less than two furnished bedrooms, a furnished living room, bathroom facilities and facilities for the preparation and consumption of meals, and used for the accommodation of transient guests, including tourists, for reward.

[33/1971 s 2; 7/1985 s 2(a).]

   "tourism enterprise" means, subject to section 23A, the provision in Jamaica of-

[7/1985 s 2(b).]

   (a)   any car rental or U-drive services or any service of rental of motor vehicles as defined in section 11 of the Road Traffic Act;

   (b)   sites and other facilities for camping;

   (c)   water sports services;

   (d)   any other service,

utilised by or offered to tourists and declared by the Minister, by order, to be a tourism enterprise;

   "tourist" means a person, not being the holder of a Jamaican passport, who is in Jamaica

   (a)   on a visit; or

   (b)   intransit, from a place outside Jamaica to some other place outside Jamaica;

   "tourist accommodation" means, subject to section 16(1)(b), a hotel, resort cottage or any other premises or any vehicles, boats, ships or places where accommodation is offered to tourists for reward;

   "water sports" includes scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, sunfish sailing, boat excursions, snorkeling and such other sports activities as the Minister may by order declare to be water sports for the purposes of this Act.

Establishment and Constitution of Board

3   Establishment and composition of Board

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Tourist Board:

   Provided that it shall be lawful for the word "Jamaica" to be used in such manner as the Board may approve, as part of their name, in any communication or document or in any proceedings.

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