December 18, 2017

The View From Europe: UNWTO seeks to broaden tourism’s developmental role

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A new and potentially challenging way of thinking about the future of tourism is evolving. It sees the industry as having an economic purpose that is quite different from the role it presently plays in much of the Caribbean. The new paradigm requires that travel and tourism contribute to […]

AS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, to address UNWTO Tourism Conference in Montego Bay

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Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Mr Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, to be held at […]

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Endorses UNWTO’s Conference in Jamaica

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From Travel Agent Central The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced its endorsement of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica in November Adam Goldstein, FCCA’s executive committee chairman and current president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, gave the endorsement to Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism […]

Jamaica: Attractions poised to benefit from UNWTO conference exposure

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October 11, 2017 Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism in November will be a big boost for the country’s attractions. According to the Tourism […]

Cruise shipping sector supports UNWTO Global Conference

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Cruise shipping interests in the island’s resort towns are confident that the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism will offer the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the sector. And not only are they calling […]

President of Dominican Republic to address UNWTO Conference in Jamaica

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Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that His Excellency, Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic, will headline a slate of distinguished speakers who will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development Conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, November 27-29. President Medina […]

UNWTO Global Conference to highlight sustainability, investment and linkages

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The hosting of the inaugural United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, in Jamaica this November, takes place at a time when tourism around the globe is outperforming growth recorded in the financial and business services, manufacturing, public services, retail and distribution, as well as, transport sectors. “The conference […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism signs contract with the Jamaica National Group

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Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism signs contract with the Jamaica National Group to manage logistics for the UNWTO conference this November Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Mr. Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group (JN Group) yesterday, July 26, 2017, signed an agreement under which the JN Group will provide planning, management […]

Jamaica to seek UNWTO executive council position

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said Jamaica has submitted its candidacy to occupy one of five seats allocated to the Regional Commission of the Americas on the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018 – 2021. “Jamaica is one of the […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization conference honors past, sets future path

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly Caribbean tourism leaders are gathering in Barbados this week to honor the legacy and define the future of their business. That’s the plan, at least. It’s also the theme, the goal and the agenda set for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) annual State of the Industry Conference, taking […]