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Minister Bartlett to Attend Important UNWTO Summit in Egypt

Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett

KINGSTON, Jamaica; October 28, 2016: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who also chairs the Board of Affiliate Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is set to attend the 104th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council Meeting in Luxor, Egypt from October 30 – November 1, 2016.

Minister Bartlett, who is being accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith, left the island earlier today October 28, 2016. He outlined that the council meeting will examine: tourism trends and activities; mainstreaming tourism in the global agenda; as well as review administrative and statutory matters of the council.

The Hon. Minister will then travel to London on November 4, 2016, where he will also be joined by the Director of Tourism, Mr. Paul Pennicook. While there, they will meet with key stakeholders and members of the Diaspora and attend the World Travel Market which runs from November 7-9, 2016.

The World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM London creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities. It is expected to attract some 50,000 patrons from 182 countries across the globe.

Minister Bartlett is expected to return to the island on November 9, 2016.

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