Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Tourism success contingent on all stakeholders - Bartlett

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett highlighted the contributions of several support service providers, including immigration and customs officers, red cap porters, concessionaires, car rental and ground transportation providers and other operators.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett highlighted the contributions of several support service providers, including immigration and customs officers, red cap porters, concessionaires, car rental and ground transportation providers and other operators.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the nation's tourism product is "a cross-cutting engagement" that does not exist by itself but consists of " the seamless coming together of all the elements of the country to create an experience that people from all over the world are willing to pay for and crave."

Addressing an appreciation breakfast hosted by the Ministry of Tourism for staff at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Bartlett said that seamless co-ordination of excellent services from the varied stakeholder groups was in large part responsible for Jamaica's enviable record of repeat visitors, which the Tourist Board currently put at over 42 per cent.

"We have been holding that 42 per cent figure for quite some time.....it's a great position to be in, where people arrive here and you ask them, 'is this your first time' and one in two says 'no' and that's a great position for any business."

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The ministry used the occasion to highlight the contributions of several support service providers, including immigration and customs officers, red cap porters, concessionaires, car rental and ground transportation providers and other operators, who were treated to varied gifts, as well as free access to hotels, restaurants and attractions.

The event was part of the Ministry and Tourist Board's drive to acknowledge contributors of the sector at the beginning of the traditional high season, which runs December 15 through mid-April. This period typically sees a significant rise in visitor arrivals, including airlift to the major airports.

The minister and the official party also went on a brief walk-through of the NMIA, which since October of this year has been under the management of PAC Kingston Airport Limited.

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