Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have initiated discussions to facilitate collaboration on tourism, in order to leverage the strong historical ties, plus synergies between the tourism sectors of both nations. Among the areas for potential cooperation are multi-destination tourism, airlift, enhancing border protocols, rationalizing airspace as well as resilience building.
Jamaica’s tourism sector has almost fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett during a meeting with members of a special delegation from the Republic of Namibia, led by the African nation’s Minister in the Presidency, Hon. Christine Hoebes.
In a meeting with senior directors and advisors of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon Edmund Bartlett called for the use of tourism convergence to reposition the Commonwealth. The Minister’s call comes as destinations globally continue their recovery efforts from the fallout caused by Covid-19.
Jamaica’s second city has been ranked the top summer travel recovery city of 2022.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will host a high-level policy forum of the Organisation of American States (OAS) next week to focus on safeguarding the region’s tourism sector from disruptions, including a looming recession.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has listed tourism as one of Jamaica’s key investment priorities to a special delegation of some 70 private sector players and government officials from Saudi Arabia, at the Jamaica-Saudi Business Luncheon.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has given his support to the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’s (Ocean Panel) vision of accomplishing a viable tourism economy in less than 10 years.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has expressed condolences to the family of former Minister of Tourism, Francis Tulloch, who passed away on Thursday.