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Tourism bigwigs to visit Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:12 AM

United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili and Saudi Arabia Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb are among the global tourism officials who will visit Jamaica this week to attend the blended staging of the UNWTO’s 66th Regional Commission of the Americas (CAM) on June 24.

The trip will mark Pololikashvili’s first visit to the English-speaking Caribbean.

The Caribbean will be strongly represented, as Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport Lisa Cummins will also travel to Jamaica to attend the CAM meeting, which will be chaired by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett.

The tourism officials will also participate in the Ministerial Dialogue on the reactivation of the tourism sector for inclusive growth.

Bartlett indicates that investment will be high on the agenda when local officials meet with the Saudi minister. Al Khateeb oversees the Red Sea project, one of the largest tourism ventures in the world.