Jamaica, The Bahamas to Collaborate to Develop Regional Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica – One other alliance is being cast between Jamaica and a key Caribbean tourism companion in a drive to develop a cooperative strategy to air journey and develop regional tourism.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett at present held talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation for the Bahamas, Hon I. Chester Cooper in New York the place they’re collaborating within the annual Caribbean Week celebrations organized by the Caribbean Tourism Group (CTO).

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (right) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation for the Bahamas, Hon I. Chester Cooper
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (proper) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation for the Bahamas, Hon I. Chester Cooper shake fingers confirming talks on multi-destination tourism, air connectivity, visa facilitation and tourism resilience, amongst different issues.

Asserting the settlement reached to pursue, Minister Bartlett stated, “Jamaica and the Bahamas have entered into a brand new period of collaboration in consonance with the brand new tourism view of co-petition as the way in which ahead, versus competitors.”

Regional Cooperation

As a matter of coverage, Jamaica has been spearheading an initiative of regional cooperation within the advertising of tourism with Minister Bartlett piloting the multi-destination technique of selling the Caribbean as one vacation spot by which travellers have the choice of experiencing two or extra locations on their travels.

Minister Bartlett defined that within the partnership with the Bahamas, “We’re taking a look at how we are able to collaborate within the space of air connectivity to start with. We’re taking a look at how we are able to advance the hub and spoke precept and to deliver extra guests into our area.”

Multi-Vacation spot Preparations

At the moment, Jamaica is engaged in multi-destination preparations with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama and there have been discussions with the Cayman Islands to place an identical settlement in place.  Minister Bartlett stated giving impact to this initiative will entail standardizing sure protocols equivalent to having a standard visa regime and clearance preparations that may permit for guests to the Bahamas and the opposite locations to market collectively and produce extra airways into the area.

The proposed collaboration with the Bahamas additionally takes into consideration the matter of coaching and the resilience constructing, which, he stated, “has generated an enormous dialogue across the institution of a satellite tv for pc resilience centre within the Bahamas.”

The International Tourism Resilience and Disaster Administration Centre (GTRCMC) was based by Minister Bartlett, who’s now its co-chair, with centres already established in three different nations (Jordan, Kenya and Canada) with others within the pipeline.

 

Originally posted 2023-06-06 23:30:50.


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