JSIF said that it would prepare rural communities for benefiting from community-based tourism

Published on : Thursday, November 30, 2017

JSIFThe Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) said that it has been preparing rural communities to benefit from the growth in experiential or community-based tourism.

 
Tourism specialist at JSIF, Beverly Stewart said that experiential tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in the sector, growing at 15-20 per cent.

 
This is compared to the sun, sand and sea segment which is growing by three to four per cent.

 
She was speaking during a panel discussion on community tourism during a session of the UNWTO Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth now ongoing at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.

 
The Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the government has been putting in measures to grow community-based tourism in Jamaica.

 
He says efforts are going on to facilitate greater linkage between the island’s business sector and tourism sector for deriving more benefits for the economy.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 AIME 2019
  • 03 AIME 2018
  • 05 ameistanbul 2019
  • 06 aviation-festival-asia 2019
  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 08 JTTX9 19
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 10 OTM 2019
  • 10 Routes Americas 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 11 MALT 2019
  • 13 ATRTCM 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 16 EMITT 2019
  • 16 IITM 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 18 UITT 2019

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. OTM Mumbai

      January 23 - January 25
    2. CONVENTA

      January 23 - January 24
    3. FITUR 2019

      January 23 - January 27
    4. ITF SLOVAKIA TOUR 2019

      January 24 - January 27
    5. FERIEN 2019

      January 24 - January 27
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com