Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Preface to the collaborative efforts between the Montego Bay Convention Centre and the Miami Beach Convention Center were held on Friday, February 10th. The collaborations come as Southwest Airlines announced daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay, Jamaica starting in June (2017), increasing connectivity to other US cities as Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to grow.
Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier airline already with daily nonstop service to Montego Bay from Orlando Florida; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois and Baltimore, Maryland. There is a very strong likeness between Jamaica and Miami Beach and the growing tourism industries for both destinations are commendable.
The twinning of Negril and Miami Beach is expected to drive the exchange of technical knowledge including shoreline maintenance, interest and investment opportunities. The meeting was held between Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett and Miami Beach Mayor, Philip Levine in the Miami Beach on Friday.