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Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica Visits with Tourism Minister

Courtesy call in Jamaica
Written by Linda S. Hohnholz

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, seen on the right in the photo, joins the Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Emina Tudakovic (in the center) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, as they pause for the lenses during a recent courtesy call by the High Commissioner at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices.

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  1. On the table for discussion was ways in which Jamaica and Canada can continue to cooperate in areas such as tourism.    
  2. The tourism sector provides an engine of growth for the Jamaican economy.
  3. A committed partnership between the public and private sectors is needed to achieve set targets, central to the Ministry of Tourism’s plans.

They engaged in an extensive discussion about changes in the travel industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ways in which Jamaica and Canada can continue to cooperate in areas such as tourism.    

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism and its agencies are on a mission to enhance and transform Jamaica’s tourism product, while ensuring that the benefits which flow from the tourism sector are increased for all Jamaicans. To this end it has implemented policies and strategies that will provide further momentum for tourism as the engine of growth for the Jamaican economy. The Ministry remains committed to ensuring that the tourism sector makes the fullest contribution possible to Jamaica’s economic development given its tremendous earning potential.

At the Ministry, they are leading the charge to strengthen the linkages between tourism and other sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and entertainment, and in so doing encourage every Jamaican to play their part in improving the country’s tourism product, sustaining investment, and modernizing and diversifying the sector to foster growth and job creation for fellow Jamaicans. The Ministry sees this as critical to Jamaica’s survival and success and has undertaken this process through an inclusive approach, which is driven by the Resort Boards, through wide-scale consultation.

Recognizing that a collaborative effort and a committed partnership between the public and private sectors will be needed to achieve set targets, central to the Ministry’s plans is maintaining and nurturing its relationship with all key stakeholders. In so doing, it is believed that with the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development as a guide and the National Development Plan – Vision 2030 as a benchmark – the Ministry’s goals are achievable for the benefit of all Jamaicans.

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