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.
Caribbean tourism hotspots Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have unveiled plans for closer cooperation in a range of areas. Signing a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the United Nations Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, the destinations pledged to increase collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture, and education.
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.
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.
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.
Sandals chairman Gordon Stewart tells Breaking Travel News only a strong, cooperative strategy can help build the tourism sector in the Caribbean.
Carol Rose Brown, programme coordinator at the Tourism Product Development Company in Jamaica, explains how the investments her organisation is making accelerate the development of the hospitality sector in the country.
Jamaican minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett has welcomed delegates to the Montego Bay Convention Centre for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. With more than 1,300 delegates registered to attend over three days, the event will be the largest of its kind ever to take place in the Caribbean.
With the UNWTO set to arrive in Jamaica later this month, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News how signification the event will be for Caribbean hospitality. He also tells us about the growth in visitor numbers to the island and a host of new products that are set to come on to the market in 2018.
Michael Campbell, managing director, Island Car Rentals, tells Breaking Travel News how winning at the World Travel Awards allows the brand to compete with the multi-national giants in Jamaica.