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Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO

Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO

30 November 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News speaks with Taleb Rifai, secretary general at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, about sustainable development in the Caribbean tourism market. As he prepares to step down from the role, he also tells us about how perceptions have shifted on the value of the hospitality sector during his tenure.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, Bahamas

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, Bahamas

30 November 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation in Bahamas about the pivotal role inter-region connectivity will play in the development of the Caribbean hospitality sector. He also tells us about the tremendous potential of the tourism sector to develop the human capital of the destination.

Dittie Guise, general manager, Montego Convention Centre

Dittie Guise, general manager, Montego Convention Centre

29 November 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News speaks to Dittie Guise, general manager at the Montego Convention Centre, as the facility hosts the UNWTO conference on sustainable tourism. Guise also discusses the recent recognition by the World Travel Awards, with the property having taken the title of Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre.

Godfrey Dyer, chairman, Tourism Enhancement Fund

Godfrey Dyer, chairman, Tourism Enhancement Fund

29 November 2017 Videos

Godfrey Dyer, chairman of the Jamaican Tourism Enhancement Fund, tells Breaking Travel News how his organisation seeks to add value to the tourism sector in the country. Also on the agenda is the importance of hosting events such as the UNWTO Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth for the Jamaican hospitality market.

John Lynch, chairman, Jamaica Tourist Board

John Lynch, chairman, Jamaica Tourist Board

28 November 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News chats with John Lynch, director at the Jamaica Tourist Board, about the value of the hospitality sector to the Caribbean country and how important the arrival of the UNWTO is likely to be for the success of the sector on the island.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Sustainable tourism comes under spotlight in Jamaica

Breaking Travel News investigates: Sustainable tourism comes under spotlight in Jamaica

28 November 2017 Focus

Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness has sought to highlight the importance of sustainable tourism to the development of the country during a conference in Montego Bay. Organised under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth sought to bring together stakeholders to forge a consensus on how to develop the hospitality sector.

Carlos Vogeler, executive director, UNWTO

Carlos Vogeler, executive director, UNWTO

28 November 2017 Videos

UNWTO executive director Carlos Vogeler talks to Breaking Travel News about the ‘new traveller’ and how destinations must adapt in order to meet their increasingly demanding hospitality habits. Also on the agenda is the importance of technology in the development of the Caribbean tourism market.

Omar Robinson, president, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association

Omar Robinson, president, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association

28 November 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News speaks to Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association, about the value of human capital in the Caribbean hospitality market and the opportunities offered by the hosting of the UNWTO global conference on sustainability.