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February 22, 2018

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Jamaica and Mexico Sign MOU on Multi-Destination Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica; January 16, 2018: Jamaica and Mexico have today (January 16, 2018) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing, between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism, His Excellency Enrique de

IIPT Celebrates ‘Diplomats for Peace’ in Delhi

This past month, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) organized its inaugural ‘Diplomats for Peace’ event recognizing and celebrating the critical role of Diplomats in nurturing peace and harmony throughout the world. The first-ever event was presented by VFS Global, the world’s leading visa facilitation agency and TravelBiz Monitor, India’s premier Travel and

Minister Bartlett Signs Montego Bay Declaration in Geneva

KINGSTON Jamaica; December 19, 2017: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett and the outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai today (December 19, 2017) signed the Montego Bay Declaration which will chart the course forward for a sustainable tourism world agenda. Following the signing, which took place during

Bartlett to Present the Montego Bay Declaration at UNWTO Conference in Switzerland

KINGSTON, Jamaica; December 17, 2017: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett travels to Geneva, Switzerland today (December 17, 2017) , to present the recently unveiled Montego Bay Declaration, to delegates attending the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Closing Ceremony for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. “The Declaration of Montego Bay

U.S. Travel Applauds Confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary

WASHINGTON (December 5, 2017)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon Senate confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary. “Sec. Nielsen is a highly qualified leader who understands the importance of blending enhanced security policies with the message that America is open for business. Her previous work on aviation

Cde Pricah Mupfumira new Tourism Minister in Zimbabwe

The new minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe was appointed today by the president. She is Hon Miss Cde Pricah Mupfumira. She was recently removed by the former president Mugabe as the Public Service Minister. Dr. Jorum Gumbu was appointed as minister of transport. Joram Macdonald Gumbo was a member of the Pan-African Parliament from Zimbabwe.[1] He is a member of the Zimbabwe

Jamaica Tourism Minister launches 2017 Tourism Service Excellence Awards

To recognize individuals and organizations that consistently make significant contributions to Jamaica’s thriving tourism sector, Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett officially launched the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. TSEA, which was conceptualized by Minister Bartlett in 2008, is geared at recognizing and

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement travel restrictions with Madagascar. Mr Rifai recalled the World Health Organization (WHO) advises no

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