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February 22, 2019

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Who is leading the Jamaica Tourism Security Team?

Dr. Peter Tarlow of certified.travel to lead Jamaica Tourism Security team Visitor surety is top priority for Jamaica Tourism. Dr. Andrew Spencer, Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo) appointed Dr. Peter Tarlow, Partner of certified.travel, as the head of the new National Jamaica Tourism Security team. TPDCo is the organization charged

Passed away Dr. Walter Mzembi speaks to eTN from Heaven

The former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Mzembi talked to eTurboNews Sunday night  from his residence in Johannesburg after social media and numerous Zimbabwe and South African news sources reported that he was at a South African hospital and lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Building Resilience of Caribbean SMTEs: OAS launches $500,000 project

The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched a US$500,000 project to assist the region’s small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to build resilience to natural disasters. The project was launched during the 2nd Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs), hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre by

ASEAN Tourism Forum a successful cooperation of 10 nations

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member states of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. This

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Jamaica PM speaks at launch of Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

At the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Jamaica Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness shared his thoughts on the importance of the work being initiated today through this Centre not only for tourism, but for the global economy as well. “Over the last several years, governments and societies have become increasingly

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett receives TRAVVY Award for Global Tourism Innovation

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was officially presented with 2019 TRAVVY Awards inaugural Chairman’s Award for Global Tourism Innovation for the development of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) during the launch of the Center on January 30 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The award was presented by John Kirk,

Jamaica Prime Minister calls for greater collaboration for sustainable resilience in tourism sector

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. “Crisis management requires coordination and a joint-up approach from the point of view of government and stakeholders. So it is important that we

SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to enhance governance, planning and management in Destination Management Organizations (DMOs). Through the program, UNWTO supports DMOs to strengthen the three

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Opinion

Small- and Medium-sized Businesses are Vital Sources of Stability

With a record-breaking 4.31 million travelers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by expanding investments in small- and medium-sized business enterprises (SMTEs), said Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP. Min. Bartlett spoke today at the “Second Global Conference on Jobs and

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UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead. International tourist arrivals up

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UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019

UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019 Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 17 January – These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism

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