The Jamaica Tourism Minister will be attending the 68th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas Meeting (CAM) & Seminar On Sustainable Investments being held in Ecuador’s capital city Quito from Tuesday, June 27, to Wednesday, June 28.
The UNWTO Regional Commissions normally meet once a year to allow member states to maintain contact with each other and with the Secretariat between sessions of the bi-annual General Assembly. The CAM will take the form of panels, presentations and seminars exploring tourism investment trends and opportunities in the Americas. A key highlight will be the Seminar on Sustainable Investments: A Strategy Towards Competitiveness, focused on promoting investments through technical cooperation, building capacity for tourism development and accessing financing that accelerates climate resilience in the regional tourism sector.
“On the back of impressive results recorded in 2022 when more than 900 million tourists travelled internationally, the sector continues to experience a strong rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, foreign direct investments have remained low globally.”
“This regional meeting is geared at promoting strategic investments and competitiveness in the Caribbean and the Americas.”
“This is aligned with Jamaica’s growth trajectory targeting 20,000 new rooms over the next five years,” added the tourism minister.
The seminar will offer Minister Bartlett the opportunity to network with his colleagues and investors as well as share knowledge, insights and best practices. Additionally, the CAM will feature nominations and elections of regional representatives to the executive council and its subsidiary bodies.
The tourism minister is being accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Jennifer Griffith.
Minister Bartlett will return to the island on Friday, June 30.