Jamaica minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett has left the island to participate in the 22nd session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s General Assembly.
The event is being held in Chengdu, China, from September 11th-16th, 2017.
While there, he will also promote the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism event, scheduled for November 27th-29th, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James.
Minister Bartlett said: “I am really happy to have such a prestigious platform to market brand Jamaica to our friends in China.
“I am equally excited to be able to promote the upcoming UNWTO conference to a global audience of high-level influencers.”
The conference is expected to attract some one thousand participants to exchange best practices and come up with a replicable and measurable action plan to create a truly sustainable tourism sector.
The minister will also use these engagements to discuss the possible partnerships for sustainable tourism for development with potential investors, donor agencies, the academic community and other tourism stakeholders, who will be targeted to attend the upcoming conference.
Minister Bartlett will be accompanied to China by Jennifer Griffith, permanent secretary, and Alyssa Taffe, public relations officer.