The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced that John Lynch will resign as Jamaica’s director of tourism at the end of May.
Lynch served in that capacity for five and a half years, culminating with a record-breaking year in 2013 when for the first time the destination welcomed 2 million visitors in a calendar year.
“Serving as director of tourism has been a joy for me," said Lynch in a written statement. “I could not have asked for a more supportive team, and even as we worked through the many challenges, we knew the destination would continue to grow. It is a firm foundation on which to build with new ideas."
During the period leading up to his departure, Lynch will work to maintain the smooth and continued flow of the organization’s work, and will assist with the search for a new director. Once that individual has been selected, Lynch will also help with the transition.