UNWTO: Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth

UNWTO: Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank welcomed industry leaders from around the world to Montego Bay for the Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. Here Breaking Travel News talks to the major players at the event.

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Sandro Fabris, general manager, Half Moon, Jamaica

Sandro Fabris, general manager, Half Moon, Jamaica

6 days ago

With the property currently undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Sandro Fabris, general manager at the luxurious Half Moon in Jamaica, about his ambitious plans for the resort. He also tells us about the significance of hospitality as a driving force in the development of the human capital of the Caribbean island.

Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO

Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO

30 November 2017

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.

Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism, Saint Lucia

Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism, Saint Lucia

30 November 2017

Breaking Travel News speaks to Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for the island of Saint Lucia, about the changing role of the hospitality sector in the development of the Caribbean.

Ed Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

Ed Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

30 November 2017

After the successful hosting of the UNWTO-sponsored Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, Jamaica prime minister Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News what the event means the hospitality sector in the Caribbean.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, Bahamas

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, Bahamas

30 November 2017

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

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

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

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.

Josef Forstmayr, managing director, Round Hill

Josef Forstmayr, managing director, Round Hill

28 November 2017

Round Hill managing director Josef Forstmayr tells Breaking Travel News how important sustainable tourism is to the Caribbean while also outlining the value of human capital to the hospitality sector in the region.

Adam Stewart, chief executive, Sandals Resorts International

Adam Stewart, chief executive, Sandals Resorts International

28 November 2017

Breaking Travel News catches up with Adam Stewart, chief executive, Sandals Resorts International, to discuss how the brand became one of the few genuine Caribbean-wide hospitality success stories. He also discusses plans for a number of new properties, with Sandals Royal Barbados opening in just a few short weeks.

Carlos Vogeler, executive director, UNWTO

Carlos Vogeler, executive director, UNWTO

28 November 2017

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

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.

Allen Chastanet, prime minister, Saint Lucia

Allen Chastanet, prime minister, Saint Lucia

28 November 2017

After a rousing speech on the conference floor, Allen Chastanet, prime minister of Saint Lucia, tells Breaking Travel News about his plan to make the country the leading Caribbean tourism destination within a decade. Taking a data-led approach, he seeks to overhaul the tax system of the island in order to spur innovation and investment in hospitality.

Karolin Troubetzkoy, president, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

Karolin Troubetzkoy, president, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

27 November 2017

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association president Karolin Troubetzkoy speaks to Breaking Travel News about the growth in the hospitality sector in the region, how important sustainability will be for the future, and the possibilities of future cooperation among rival destinations.