Jamaica Tourism Minister Heads for New York City
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism of Jamaica, is set to meet with partners at the United Nations this week to discuss developments in the sector. While in New York, he will also meet with potential investors.
In outlining the significance of the meetings with these stakeholders, Bartlett said: “The visit to New York is to accomplish a number of things.
“Among them is my meeting with the United Nations’ division of partners to discuss the relationship with the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre and our strategic development, particularly in areas of climate change and seismic disruptions.”
The center is dedicated to assisting with preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods.
Just this week, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, accepted an invitation to be honorary co-chair representing Africa. While in New York, Bartlett will also speak at the Jamaica Independence black-tie gala.
The gala, which is organized by the Jamaica Independence Gala Society, is an annual event for celebrants from the business, ecumenical and organisational communities to celebrate the island’s independence.