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Jamaica Tourism Minister hosts investment discussions with major Spanish hoteliers

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Bartlett hosts investment discussions with major Spanish hoteliers

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett (seen center in the photo) and his colleague, Senator, the Hon. Aubyn Hill (seen right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, today met with three of the most powerful women in the global tourism industry.

  1. Executives from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, Grupo Pinero, and RIU Hotels and Resorts participated in the meeting.
  2. The high-level group discussed possible investment opportunities among them.
  3. This important meeting took place at the FITUR tourism tradeshow currently being hosted in Madrid, Spain.

They are: Sabina Fluxà, CEO of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts (seen left); Encarna Pinero, Executive Vice President and CEO of Grupo Pinero (seen 2nd left); and Carmen Riu Guell, owner and CEO of the RIU Hotels & Resorts chain.

The group discussed possible investment opportunities during their meeting at the FITUR tourism tradeshow currently being hosted in Madrid, Spain.

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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