Tourism Resilience Summit is coming up in Jamaica

University of West Indies, Mona

Jamaica is set to host the Tourism Resilience Summit of the America in September, as informed by Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

The summit will bring together global stakeholders in the tourism industry on 13th September 2018 at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica.

“This summit is part of the ministry’s efforts to build resilience within the region and globally. Resilience building has become even more crucial in a world that is hyper connected and as such more vulnerable to climate change, epidemics and pandemics, terrorism and cybercrime,” said Bartlett.

“The summit, which will be held under the theme “Tourism Resilience Through Global Synergies,” seek to assess existing and evolving interruptions related to tourism management globally;  examine the risk of these disturbances to the global tourism product; and identify an interactive strategic and operational framework for mutual partnerships between and among major governmental, non-governmental and business entities to tackle as well as develop alleviation policies for these global disruptions,” states a statement from Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism.

Jamaica has been looking to position itself as a global leader in tourism resilience, highlighted by the recent launch of a new Global Center for Tourism Resilience.