Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017
The three-day global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth’ will assist the technical visits to the three community-tourism experiences, namely – the Rasta Indigenous Village, Cockpit Country Adventure Tours, and the Bunkers Hill Cultural Xperience and River Tour.
These tourism attractions according to tourism minister Edmund Bartlett, were selected to showcase the biological diversity of Jamaica’s natural environment, rich history, and culture.
Tourism Minister Bartlett and some of the ministry’s conference team were guests at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, ahead of the symposium, which will be held from November 27th -29th under the theme ‘Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’ at the Montego Bay Convention Center.
The conference is being held within the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, the first time the World Bank Group will partner with the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), as well as its affiliate members to stage a global event on tourism in the Caribbean or the Americas.
An estimated taken by Jamaica tourism that about 800 to 1,000 visitors are expected in the island for the event.