Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Video: Jamaica, Kenya sign MoU to broaden cooperation in tourism

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett (right), with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala, at a press briefing, held at the Tourism Ministry’s New Kingston offices. (Photo via Jamaica Information Service)

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett (right), with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala, at a press briefing, held at the Tourism Ministry’s New Kingston offices. (Photo via Jamaica Information Service)

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism, signed between Jamaica and the Republic of Kenya, will result in greater interactions between both countries.

Bartlett was speaking at a press briefing, held at the Tourism Ministry’s New Kingston offices last week.

The MoU was signed earlier by Minister Bartlett and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Monica Juma, at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Providing details on the MoU, Bartlett said the document calls for the exchange of information and data related to tourism and experience sharing in the use of information technology platforms within the tourism sector.

Watch the video for details

He noted that the MoU also provides for the exchange of information on the tourism sector regulations and enforcement mechanisms; the exchange of knowledge and experience in beach management programmes; the exchange of knowledge and expertise in public-private partnerships; and the exchange of information on cruise ship management programmes.

In addition, the MoU provides for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in cultural and heritage tourism development programmes; and the exchange of cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels, tour operators and media, in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management.

It also establishes exchange programmes for cooperation in human resource development; encourages investment in the tourism and hospitality sector; participation in travel fairs and exhibitions in both countries; and to promote safe, ethical and sustainable tourism.

 

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