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JAMAICA TO HOST 2ND GLOBAL TOURISM RESILIENCE CONFERENCE IN ITS TOURISM CAPITAL

Plans In High Gear for Staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre February 16-17

 

Pictured: Founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressing the audience at the first Global Tourism Resilience Conference held in Jamaica last year at the University of the West Indies. 

Plans are in high gear for the highly anticipated second staging of the Global Tourism Resilience Conference in  Montego Bay, Jamaica. Taking place over a two-day period February 16 and 17, the Global Tourism Resilience Conference will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, presentations and lively debates on matters of building resilience in tourism. This group of experts in their collective fields will collaboratively discuss issues that are central to future-proofing travel and tourism to disruptions.

"Global tourism resilience will once again take center stage with key experts speaking about building resilience in the industry. As tourism destinations continue to recover, it is critical that resilience be a focus of planning and development to future-proof the industry from any potential shock," said the Hon. Edmund Bartlett Founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Minister of Tourism, Jamaica.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include 'Building Tourism Digital Resilience,' 'Building Tourism Infrastructure Resilience,' and 'Women in Tourism Resilience' along with other critical topics. Among the speakers will be the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, and  HE. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the UNWTO.

As part of the conference agenda, on February 17, Global Tourism Resilience Day will be celebrated for the second time, recognizing the official adoption by the United Nations on February 6, 2023, of the resolution to observe the day each year. There will also be a tourism resilience awards gala to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to building tourism resilience globally.

"I am truly pleased that tourism resilience will be top of mind over the two-day period where we will get more insights into how destinations can better equip themselves in the face of disruptions. COVID-19 proved that tourism resilience is even more urgent, and we must act on this," said Professor Lloyd Waller, Executive Director of the GTRCMC.

It is anticipated that over 200 delegates from across the globe will be in attendance in the heart of Jamaica's bustling tourism capital.

"We are preparing to give attendees a warm Jamaican welcome which will leave a lasting positive impression,' said Donovan White, Director of Tourism,  Jamaica Tourist Board. "There is truly no better backdrop than Jamaica to host this mega conference."

The first Global Tourism Resilience Conference was held at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, last year.

About Jamaica Tourist Board 

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica's national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris. 

In 2023, the JTB was declared 'World's Leading Cruise Destination' and 'World's Leading Family Destination' for the fourth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it named "Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board" for the 15th consecutive year, "Caribbean's Leading Destination" for the 17th consecutive year, and the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination" in the World Travel Awards - Caribbean.' In addition, Jamaica was awarded six gold 2023 Travvy Awards, including 'Best Honeymoon Destination' 'Best Tourism Board - Caribbean,' 'Best Destination - Caribbean,' 'Best Wedding Destination - Caribbean,' 'Best Culinary Destination - Caribbean,' and 'Best Cruise Destination - Caribbean' as well as two silver Travvy Awards for 'Best Travel Agent Academy Program' and 'Best Wedding Destination - Overall.'' It also received a TravelAge West WAVE award for 'International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support' for a record-setting 12th time. TripAdvisor┬« ranked Jamaica the #7 Best Honeymoon Destination in the World and the #19 Best Culinary Destination in the World for 2024. Jamaica is home to some of the world's best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition and the destination is routinely ranked among the best to visit globally by prestigious international publications. 

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB's Website at   www.visitjamaica.com   or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). 

Plans In High Gear for Staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre February 16-17

 

Pictured: Founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressing the audience at the first Global Tourism Resilience Conference held in Jamaica last year at the University of the West Indies. 

Plans are in high gear for the highly anticipated second staging of the Global Tourism Resilience Conference in  Montego Bay, Jamaica. Taking place over a two-day period February 16 and 17, the Global Tourism Resilience Conference will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, presentations and lively debates on matters of building resilience in tourism. This group of experts in their collective fields will collaboratively discuss issues that are central to future-proofing travel and tourism to disruptions.

"Global tourism resilience will once again take center stage with key experts speaking about building resilience in the industry. As tourism destinations continue to recover, it is critical that resilience be a focus of planning and development to future-proof the industry from any potential shock," said the Hon. Edmund Bartlett Founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Minister of Tourism, Jamaica.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include 'Building Tourism Digital Resilience,' 'Building Tourism Infrastructure Resilience,' and 'Women in Tourism Resilience' along with other critical topics. Among the speakers will be the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, and  HE. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the UNWTO.

As part of the conference agenda, on February 17, Global Tourism Resilience Day will be celebrated for the second time, recognizing the official adoption by the United Nations on February 6, 2023, of the resolution to observe the day each year. There will also be a tourism resilience awards gala to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to building tourism resilience globally.

"I am truly pleased that tourism resilience will be top of mind over the two-day period where we will get more insights into how destinations can better equip themselves in the face of disruptions. COVID-19 proved that tourism resilience is even more urgent, and we must act on this," said Professor Lloyd Waller, Executive Director of the GTRCMC.

It is anticipated that over 200 delegates from across the globe will be in attendance in the heart of Jamaica's bustling tourism capital.

"We are preparing to give attendees a warm Jamaican welcome which will leave a lasting positive impression,' said Donovan White, Director of Tourism,  Jamaica Tourist Board. "There is truly no better backdrop than Jamaica to host this mega conference."

The first Global Tourism Resilience Conference was held at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, last year.

About Jamaica Tourist Board 

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica's national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris. 

In 2023, the JTB was declared 'World's Leading Cruise Destination' and 'World's Leading Family Destination' for the fourth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it named "Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board" for the 15th consecutive year, "Caribbean's Leading Destination" for the 17th consecutive year, and the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination" in the World Travel Awards - Caribbean.' In addition, Jamaica was awarded six gold 2023 Travvy Awards, including 'Best Honeymoon Destination' 'Best Tourism Board - Caribbean,' 'Best Destination - Caribbean,' 'Best Wedding Destination - Caribbean,' 'Best Culinary Destination - Caribbean,' and 'Best Cruise Destination - Caribbean' as well as two silver Travvy Awards for 'Best Travel Agent Academy Program' and 'Best Wedding Destination - Overall.'' It also received a TravelAge West WAVE award for 'International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support' for a record-setting 12th time. TripAdvisor┬« ranked Jamaica the #7 Best Honeymoon Destination in the World and the #19 Best Culinary Destination in the World for 2024. Jamaica is home to some of the world's best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition and the destination is routinely ranked among the best to visit globally by prestigious international publications. 

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB's Website at   www.visitjamaica.com   or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). 

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