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PHOTO: ADRIAN WALKER Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith (left), in discussion with Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre Board Member, Dr. David Smith (centre), and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Chief Executive Officer and Director General, Frank Comito, during Wednesday’s (October 9) opening of the second Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, in Mona, St. Andrew.

Tourism Resilience Summit In Progress Government of Jamaica

Local and overseas tourism and environment stakeholders are now in Jamaica for the second Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas, now under way at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew.

The two-day event, which opened on Wednesday (October 9), is being jointly hosted by the UWI and Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, under the theme ‘Building Tourism Resilience for Sustainable Development’.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, in a video message, said the Summit is timely and relevant, as it will provide stakeholders and interest groups with the opportunity to share perspectives and collaborative approaches on enhancing tourism resilience in the region.

“Specifically, this forum will facilitate fruitful discussions around critical themes such as risk assessment, mapping and planning, sustainability, best practices, innovations, recovery tools, funding models, alternative tourism models, digital security, appropriate policies, and rehabilitation and construction,” he said.

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