Minister Bartlett Travels to the USA Forward of Summer season Tourism Increase

Kingston, Jamaica – As Jamaica braces to expertise its greatest summer time vacationer season ever, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett and a group of senior tourism officers have departed the island for america to have interaction with vital stakeholders in Jamaica’s largest customer supply market.

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett

Caribbean Week Celebrations

Minister Bartlett’s first cease shall be in New York Metropolis. There he’ll take part within the annual Caribbean Week celebrations. Caribbean Week is organized by the Caribbean Tourism Group (CTO). The signature occasion offers a platform to showcase the Caribbean model. Plus, present updates and assist to journey brokers and media, promote thought management, and encourage networking throughout the tourism trade.

Over three days (June 5-8), the tourism minister shall be concerned in a sequence of actions which embrace the Council of Tourism Ministers Assembly, a gathering with JetBlue Holidays and JetBlue Airways, an interview with Good Day New York, the CTO Tourism Business Advertising Convention, the official signing of an settlement between the International Tourism Resilience & Disaster Administration Centre (GTRCMC) and George Washington College and the CTO Media Market.

“We’re hitting the street to bolster arrivals from our largest and greatest market, america. Greater than 74% of our guests come from the U.S. and we don’t take that with no consideration. We’re decided to future-proof the sector this summer time, and assembly with our American companions is essential to realizing that goal,” acknowledged Minister Bartlett.

Jamaica is Protected

Contemplating the latest journey advisory issued by the U.S. State Division, the tourism minister underscored that it’s important that American guests are reminded of the “secure, safe and seamless” expertise {that a} Jamaican trip presents. With vacation spot assurance central to the Ministry of Tourism’s coverage course, Minister Bartlett additional famous that it’s prudent for Jamaica’s presence to be felt within the American market presently.

The tourism minister will briefly return to Jamaica earlier than heading to Miami. There, he’ll meet with key gamers within the cruise trade. Together with Carnival Company, Royal Caribbean and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Affiliation (FCCA). Minister Bartlett and his group may even make a fast journey to Atlanta. They are going to be assembly with Delta Holidays and Delta Airways, considered one of America’s main legacy carriers.

World Journey Expo – Miami

Following his Atlanta go to, Minister Bartlett will return to Florida for the Miami World Journey Expo (WTE). Bartlett will take part in a panel dialogue adopted by a gathering with executives from the Expedia Group, homeowners of greater than 200 journey reserving websites throughout 75 international locations.

“New York, Miami and Atlanta are the cities from which we historically get a big inflow of American guests. These areas even have a excessive focus of ‘Jamericans’ who typically select to return residence and spend their tourism {dollars} through the summer time season. We’ve strategically focused these cities for max impression as we be sure that tourism’s contribution to the Jamaican financial system continues to develop,” Minister Bartlett added.


Originally posted 2023-06-06 23:10:14.