Jamaica Shines at CTO’s State of the Business Convention

KINGSTON, Jamaica – As one of many main tourism locations, Jamaica was as soon as once more within the highlight on the Caribbean Tourism Group’s (CTO’s) State of the Tourism Business Convention (SOTIC) that came about in Turks & Caicos Wednesday, October 10, by way of Thursday, October 12. The convention, which returned after a 5-year hiatus, adopted two days of vacation spot briefings for members of the media and enterprise conferences.

“CTO’s SOTIC is an occasion that brings collectively authorities and personal sector tourism leaders from its member nations to look at points and alternatives going through the trade within the area,” stated Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board. “Due to this fact, it is crucial that Jamaica was capable of have a powerful presence and management place within the occasion’s comeback yr. Quite a lot of concepts for progress and partnership had been recognized and it was fantastic to community with so many regional colleagues in-person on the identical time and place.”

The Aviation Panel at CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) held in the Turks & Caicos moderated by Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board (at left).
The Aviation Panel at CTO’s State of the Tourism Business Convention (SOTIC) held within the Turks & Caicos moderated by Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board (at left).

Panel Dialogue: Aviation Competitiveness within the Caribbean

Hailed as probably the most thought-provoking and vital session of the convention, Director White presided over an skilled group of panelists from the Caribbean and Americas area. These included: Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA (Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation); Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director Common, Airports Council Worldwide, Latin America & the Caribbean (ACILAC); and the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation and Funding, Antigua & Barbuda.

Below the theme, “Aviation Competitiveness within the Caribbean” the vigorous panel dialogue centered on points impacting intra-regional air journey, together with the recent subject of seventh freedom rights and the Multilateral Air Providers Settlement. Dialog additionally touched on elements that maintain again the competitiveness of air companies growth within the Caribbean, the potential for multi-tiering, using know-how throughout varied elements of the journey expertise, the necessity for private-public collaboration and extra.

The SOTIC Aviation Panel participants Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General, Airports Council International, Latin America & the Caribbean (ACILAC); the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation and Investment, Antigua & Barbuda; Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board; and Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA (International Air Transport Association) pose in front of flags of CTO member countries.
The SOTIC Aviation Panel members Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director Common, Airports Council Worldwide, Latin America & the Caribbean (ACILAC); the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation and Funding, Antigua & Barbuda; Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board; and Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA (Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation) pose in entrance of flags of CTO member international locations.

Tourism Statistics Updates

Previous to main the aviation panel dialogue, Director White carried out a press briefing for attending high media from the U.S., Canada, U.Ok., Caribbean and Latin America. His presentation supplied these journalists with the most recent tourism statistics for Jamaica in addition to information about resort and infrastructure developments deliberate and underway all through the island. Director White, together with Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig, Caribbean Resort and Tourism Affiliation (CHTA) President, additionally took the time to point out help for Deja Bremmer, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, who participated within the Caribbean Youth Congress on Friday, October, 13.

(Left to Right): Nicola-Madden Greig, President, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Organization; Kiaje Williams, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Turks and Caicos; Deja Bremmer, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Jamaica; Jordan Greig, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Barbados; and Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board at the Opening Ceremony for CTO’s State of the Industry Conference.
(Left to Proper): Nicola-Madden Greig, President, Caribbean Resort & Tourism Group; Kiaje Williams, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Turks and Caicos; Deja Bremmer, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Jamaica; Jordan Greig, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Barbados; and Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board on the Opening Ceremony for CTO’s State of the Business Convention.

“Total, I really feel this was a really productive occasion for Jamaica as we proceed to construct our tourism sector to never-before-experienced heights,” concluded Director White. “To have the chance for thus many essential discussions on the obstacles and alternatives for progress for our vacation spot and the Caribbean as a complete, I sit up for the myriad potential collaborations which may be generated consequently.”

 


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