Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and their Spanish counterpart have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as the Caribbean tourist destination rebuilds its hospitality sector.
Spanish minister of industry, trade and tourism, Reyes Maroto, was on the next hand to sign the agreement to complete the deal during the FITUR trade show in Madrid.
Both sides have agreed to collaborate on several aspects of tourism development and economic transformation.
Meanwhile, Minister Bartlett said, “I am very honoured on making the announcement that Jamaica and Spain will have a memorandum of understanding for collaborating in numerous fields of tourism development.”
“Minister Morato and I today had a detailed discussion on several areas of recovery and the reimagining of tourism as a sole platform for economic growth and transformation,” says Minister Bartlett.
He further added, “We have discussed the role and responsibility of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a primary institution for securing the academic and practical applications required to redevelop the new tourism sector that will allow small nations and small and medium-sized players in the field to have a more well experience and to recover much of the lost revenue.”
Bartlett further used this opportunity to invite minister Morato for the first time to hold Global Tourism Resilience Day, scheduled to be held on February 17th at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The date will put much emphasis on the ability of the nation to build capacity to respond towards the international and global shocks and be able to predict with greater certainty their responses.
While concluding, Minister Bartlett said, “Jamaica is indeed a thought leader in this region, and we are ensuring to working with all our partners to build a stronger, more effective and resilient world that can respond better to obstacles that are about to come as we continue ahead in the journey of life.”