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Bartlett hinges hope on China for Tourism boost

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 7:02 AM
Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says when he visits China in September, the issue will be among a range of matters he discusses with Chinese authorities.

The Government says it will be holding talks soon with China aimed at getting more Chinese tourists as cruise visitors to the region. 

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says when he visits China in September, the issue will be among a range of matters he discusses with Chinese authorities. 

The Government wants to boost cruise tourism as part of its new strategy to earn $5 billion from five million cruise ship passengers in five years.

Bartlett, who recently toured development projects in Falmouth, Trelawny says the Falmouth Pier is being earmarked as the centrepiece for growth within the cruise shipping subsector

According to him, its projected that by 2021, Falmouth will get about 1.5 million visitors. 

The projected growth in the tourism industry should result in more than 120,000 people being directly employed and another 300,000 benefiting indirectly.