Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Of late, Jamaica along with the Dominican Republic have signed a multi-destination Memorandum of Understanding or MOU that will target on joint marketing with airlifting arrangements between the two nations that will allow for easy travelling in-between destinations.
The signing took place at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa in Rose Hall, St James.
To quote tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, “this is a special moment for us in Caribbean tourism. This is the second MOU between two of the four major partners in the Caribbean. A few months ago, we signed an MOU with Cuba for multi-destination tourism to focus on joint marketing and airlift arrangements. Today we sign with the Dominican Republic, the largest tourism destination in the Caribbean at this time.”
Passengers through multi-destination and airlifting arrangements will now be allowed to visit over one country during the same vacation period via affordable fares and limited restrictions.
“The infrastructure in the Dominican Republic allows for connectivity with far-away markets and destinations which we are not able to access at this time. But because of this collaboration which is carving a new architecture in Caribbean tourism, we have been able to look at things which we have, and those that we don’t have and marry them and create a sufficient industry for all,” the minister explained.