ROSE HALL, St. James (June 12, 2012 – The Caribbean Tourism Summit & Outlook Seminar taking place June 15-16 in Jamaica will focus on crucial issues facing the region including creation of airlift options, rising global competition for tourists, and the importance of developing human resources to provide the service and experiences that today’s vacationers expect.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Jamaica Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association have collaborated on bringing this inaugural Caribbean Tourism Summit to life which is expected to bring together tourism officials and hoteliers from across the region as well as interested parties from the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.
The staging of CHTA’s 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Black-tie Gala on June 16 will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, this grand culmination of the Summit is designed to reunite tourism and hospitality leaders from the past and bring them together with today’s executives for a celebration to mark the momentous occasion.
“The Montego Bay Convention Centre is forever linked to sustainability, and we are focused on developing strong ties to the tourism and hospitality industry as we aim to create a viable economic impact for the country” says Dittie Guise General Manager of the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC).
According to Desmond Young, Acting General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation, owners of the MBCC, events such as this tourism summit support the vision for which the Centre was created. That is, to augment the country’s meeting and conventions infrastructure and by so doing, further diversify the tourism product offering of the country. The Centre is therefore expected to redound to the benefit of all tourism sector interests and the country as a whole.