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December 15, 2017

Opinion

UNWTO Tonight: What all happened at the Jamaica Gala Dinner?

Jamaica again is the center of world tourism tonight when Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edward Bartlett invited to the official Gala Dinner for delegates attending the  UNWTO Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Attended by the heads of state from Jamaica, St. Lucia and the Dominican Republic

Look to Asia as next frontier for travelers

As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, yesterday outlined the tremendous potential of the market, especially targeting

Minister Bartlett gives update on Caribbean Resilience Initiative

Acting in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Group and UNWTO’s Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, continued discussions with key international and regional stakeholders about building resilience for the region in the event of natural disasters. Sharing in the moment

Tourism and the global sustainable development: Minister Bartlett’s remarks on Day 2 of UNWTO conference

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett delivered the following remarks on Day 2 of UNWTO Global Conference: • The quest to achieve sustainable development dominates the national policy agendas of most countries across the world. The United Nations in 2016 expanded its original global development mandate – the Millennium Development Goals – to give increased

Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism

Tomorrow in Montego Bay, Jamaica the UNWTO Summit on Jobs and Inclusive Growth will start. Delegated are arriving today (Sunday) from around the world. Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, SUNx Co-founder, Professor Geoffrey Lipman is one of them and will present 3 innovative ways to help Caribbean Tourism respond to the climate led Hurricane disasters. Lipman

The new Zimbabwe: What about tourism and Dr. Walter Mzembi?

Today it’s “Welcome to the new Zimbabwe”, ecstatic Zimbabweans keep saying this to me in the streets of Harare. “Now you journalists can come here and do your work without fear”. These are the tweets received by a journalist on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. Cheers “Free at last” are heard everywhere. Today a

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