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Bartlett wurde zum Tourismusminister des Jahres für nachhaltigen Tourismus von PATWA ernannt

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Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett was today awarded the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism in Berlin Germany.

“The award for Tourism Minister of the Year for Sustainable Tourism is a very special accolade that I accept humbly on behalf of the people of Jamaica. Jamaica has been working very hard to ensure that tourism not only benefits the country but also remains sustainable,” said the Minister.

He also noted that Jamaica has hosted two major international conferences, over the past two years, which focused on sharing best practices and solutions to make the industry more resilient and sustainable.

“The truth is the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, with tourism being the largest generator of foreign exchange and jobs in 16 out of 28 countries in the region, and the sector receiving the most foreign direct investment. A major disruption to tourism will likely devastate the economic livelihoods of millions and stymie the sustainable development of the region, said Minister Bartlett.

It is for this reason, the Minister noted, that Jamaica has led the development of the first Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre.

‘Given the globally recognised importance of tourism management, the centre positions Jamaica as a global thought leader in tourism resilience and crisis management, and is thus a critical development enabler for countries around the world,” said Minister Bartlett.

Das an der University of the West Indies untergebrachte Zentrum wird von lokalen, regionalen und international anerkannten Experten und Fachleuten aus den Bereichen Klimamanagement, Projektmanagement, Tourismusmanagement, Tourismusrisikomanagement, Tourismuskrisenmanagement, Kommunikationsmanagement, Tourismusmarketing und Branding sowie Überwachung und Bewertung.

Es bietet auch Möglichkeiten für Forschungsstipendien für Personen, die entweder ihr Wissen erweitern oder durch Postdoktorandenforschung und Praktika für Studenten und Doktoranden in Studienbereichen im Zusammenhang mit Tourismusresilienz und Krisenmanagement Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Tourismusresilienz und Krisenmanagement sammeln möchten.

Während der Preisverleihung erhielt Jamaika auch den PATWA International Travel Award als Reiseziel des Jahres.

The event is organized by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), a professional organisation of travel writers that was founded in 1998.

The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have excelled and / or are involved in the promotion of tourism from different sectors of the travel trade and service providers related directly or indirectly to the industry.

ITB Berlin is the largest tourism tradeshow in the world – the foremost business platform for global touristic offers and a prime marketplace and driving force behind the international tourism industry. The event highlights hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, airlines among others related to the travel industry. ITB is also the ideal forum for establishing new customer contacts and conducting business.

ITB this year will feature a Jamaica Night event on March 7, which will highlight the county’s attractions, food and culture.

Zu dem Minister gesellen sich der Tourismusdirektor Donovan White und die Veranstaltungsmanagerin des Jamaica Tourist Board, Lorna Robinson. Er wird am 9. März 2019 auf die Insel zurückkehren.