Sign in or Register
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
Antony reeve-crook hears from experts about getting the most from on-stage...
More
Maurits van der Sluis tells CMW about the new RAI Amtriumm and the Dutch...
More
The significance of the meetings industry as a catalyst for worldwide...
More


Exhibition World Issue 76
Issue 76
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Bright lights, big cities
JAMAICAN PM CALLS FOR POLITICAL RECOGNITION OF TOURISM SECTOR
posted on: 19/6/2012 09:53:10
Montego bay

AMERICAS - Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, is calling for increased political recognition for the tourism sector.
 
Speaking at the 2012 Caribbean Tourism Summit in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Miller said: “Tourism has grown over the years to become one of the world’s most powerful economic sectors - delivering jobs, income and well-being around the world and deserves increased political recognition.
 
“Having served as Minister of Tourism and Sports of Jamaica, a country in which tourism plays a crucial and ever-growing role in the national economy, I am well aware of the need to raise the profile of tourism higher among decision-makers.
 
“Without recognition and support at the highest level, tourism is often blocked from delivering on its full potential, especially when policies on issues such as infrastructure and taxation are made in isolation of the sector. This is even more critical in these challenging economic times,” she continued.
 
Jamaica welcomes 2m international tourists a year, who generate US$2bn for the Jamaican economy. In 2011 the Jamaican Travel and Tourism industry supported 300,000 jobs and directly contributed US$1.1bn to the country’s GDP.
 
Do you have a news story for CMW? Email: vcarley@mashmedia.net

Print:
Email:
Share article:
COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?
LATEST NEWS
INTERNATIONAL CONFEX RENEWS ESSA PARTNERSHIP
posted on: 20/8/2014 10:47:37
EUROPE - International Confex has renewed its partnershp with the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) for next year's event.

EUROPE - The latest figures from Britain's Office for National Statistics indicate that the first half of 2014 was the strongest ever for inbound British tourism, however business visit figures are yet to hit 2008 levels.

EUROPE - Facebook and XING are the most used social media channels by German-speaking organisers, followed by YouTube, according to the latest research from event management software specialist Xing Events.

AUSTRALASIA - The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated another record year of international conferences at its 9th annual anniversary dinner, 18 August.

MIDDLE EAST - The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) has lined up six major events to be held in the second half of this year.