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Bartlett attending cruise ship conference

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 9:09 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett left the island yesterday to participate in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show being hosted in Merida, Mexico.

Bartlett says the conference will allow Jamaica to strengthen its bonds with cruise-lines and develop new relationships with potential partners.

He says Jamaica will also have a booth at the trade show, displaying the best of its tourism product.

Bartlett will also participate in a private meeting between Ministers of Tourism, Presidents and chief executive officers of Member Cruise-lines of the association, tomorrow. 

The topics of discussion include strategies to drive year-round traffic in the region; creation of more employment opportunities; and the development of strategic partnerships.

During his visit to Mexico, Bartlett will be accompanied by the newly-appointed Executive Director of Jamaica Vacations Limited, Joy Roberts. 

They are expected to return on Thursday.