Jamaica to be promoted at World Travel and Tourism Summit

Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Edmund BartlettEdmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism of Jamaica would be among a list of honorary speakers at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) 17th Global Summit that would be conducted in Bangkok, Thailand on 27th April.


The impressive list of dignitaries also include President of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, President and CEO of Marriott International, Arne Sorenson, AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, United States Travel Association President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Roger Dow, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai and so on.


Mr. Bartlett told the media that he is keen to address in a prestigious event that is a renowned tourism summit.


He went on to add that he would like to leverage this opportunity to highlight the unique charms of Jamaica and portray it as an impressive tourism destination worldwide. He also mentioned that he would also address at the upcoming UNWTO conference that would be hosted in Montego Bay Conference Centre in St. James in the month of November.


The summit would usher in a large number of leaders from public and private sector entities in travel and tourism sector from all across the world with an aim to explore the theme ‘Transforming Our World’ and how the this sector can contribute towards sustainable development.


Mr. Bartlett’s first stop overseas would be in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on 18th April.


Here, he would be attending the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa after which he would be present in a meeting with the Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa. In Thailand, Minister Bartlett would be participating in a press conference that is scheduled for 26th April that would be jointly hosted by Secretary General of the UNWTO named Dr. Taleb Rifai and also a representative from the World Bank Group.


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