The Tourism Development Company Limited, TPDCo, is reminding owners and operators of tourism entities that it’s illegal to operate without being licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board, JTB.

License Processing Administration Manager at TPDCo, Sheryll Lewis says several tourism entities are operating in contravention of the law, which is a breach of the JTB Act, 1955.

She’s reminding business operators in the industry that under the JTB Act, persons are required to have a JTB license once they’re operating a tourism entity for example, a hotel, villa or guest house.

To improve compliance, Ms. Lewis said the TPDCo is hosting a series of registration drives dubbed: ‘Bring Your Application Day’ at resort areas island-wide to facilitate on the spot licensing of tourism businesses.

The second in the series of events was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James last week.

Scores of tourism entrepreneurs turned out to register their businesses, as well as seek information about the licensing process.