Address: The Tourism Centre, 4th Floor, 64-70 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5
Telephone: 968-3441; 968-1909; 968-3626
Fax: 929-8269; 754-9135; 920-4854
Web Site:

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) is the central agency mandated by the Government of Jamaica to facilitate the maintenance, development and enhancement of the tourism product. The company is designed to support government and quasi-government agencies in the development of the tourism industry, particularly by coordinating and facilitating prompt action between public and private sector interests. Members of TPDCo's Board are drawn from both the public and private sectors, and include representatives of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA), JAVA in each resort area. TPDCo’s Chairman is appointed by the Government.

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Training courses are facilitated in:

1.       Bartending Skills

2.       Child Care and Recreation

3.       Cultural/Heritage Tourism

4.       Customer/Guest Relations & Sales Techniques

5.       Disaster Preparedness and Management

6.       Entertainment/Recreation Management

7.       Environmental Awareness

8.       First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

9.       Food and Safety

10.    Foreign Languages

11.    Front Office Procedure

12.    Golf Caddie Development - Level 1

13.    Health Awareness in the Workplace

14.    HIV/AIDS Awareness Programmes

15.    Housekeeping Skills

16.    Industrial Relations Practices for the Tourism Sector

17.    Kitchen Sanitation and Safety

18.    Management Strategies to Improve Staff Performance

19.    Management Development Programmes

20.    Organizational Development for Efficient Service

21.    Professional Bell Service

22.    Professional Villa Care

23.    Private Security Surveillance Techniques

24.    Supervisory Management Skills

25.    Tour Guiding

26.    Tourism and Cultural Awareness

27.    Police Tourism Liaison

28.    Tourism Security Management

29.    Customer Care for Travel Halt Personnel

30.    Visitor Relations and Customer Care for the Disabled & Senior Trave

31.    ller

32.    Team Jamaica

Mr. Earl Patrick, Executive Director

Mr. Ian Dear - Chairman

Ms. Laura Heron - Vice Chairman
Mr. Chris Jarrett
Mrs. Marilyn Burrowes
Ms. Vana Taylor
Mr. Johnny Gourzong
Mr. Robyn Delisser
Mr. Tyrone Robinson
Ms. Tess-Maria Leon
Mr. Christopher Whyms-Stone
Mr. Michael Baugh
Mr. Evatt Bloomfield
Mr. Donovan Bennett
*Appointed April 1 2016 for a period of two (2)

Montego Bay: The Concourse Plaza, 18 Queens Drive, Montego Bay, St. James - Tel: 979-7987; 979-7988; 940-0374 Fax: 952-2868

Ocho Rios: Office # 3 Ocean Village Shopping Centre Ocho Rios - Tel: 974-2093; 974-7705 Fax: 974-2586

Negril: Office # 2 Times Square Plaza, Negril - Tel: 957-3723; 957-4314; 957-9314, Fax: 957-4803

Mandeville: Office #5, The Ashlar, 71 Manchester Road, Mandeville - Tel: 961-6182; 962-6316 Fax: 962-1661

Tourism Product Development Co. (TPDCo)
Government of Jamaica