Major Jamaica conference aims to catapult tourism to centre stage

In just over a week’s time, Jamaica will host a major international conference intended to reposition tourism as a global driver of sustainable development.

Unlike other industry related events, ‘Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’ will explore how international financial institutions, governments, donors and leading industry players can create new tourism-related partnerships that foster social inclusiveness, employment and poverty-reduction.

The conference, which takes place in Montego Bay from November 27 to 29, is co-sponsored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Jamaican government, the World Bank Group, and the Inter-American Development Bank. It will also involve new global industry players such as Airbnb…..

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