UNWTO to tackle inclusive growth at Jamaica summit | News

UNWTO, the government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank will co-host a conference on jobs and inclusive growth in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Under the theme ‘Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’, the event will assess and discuss the future of the sector in the Caribbean, particularly in view of the impacts of natural disasters such as the recent hurricane Irma.

It will take place from on November 27th-29th.

The summit aims at identifying successful models and future initiatives of public-private partnerships that will contribute to sustainable tourism development globally.

It will also serve as a platform for leaders from the tourism sector, along with governments, donors and development and finance organisations, to put in place an international road map to promote inclusive economic and social development through tourism.

The conference will commence with an introductory session on the future of tourism in the Caribbean region.

“Tourism has the potential to contribute to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, yet we can only achieve our common objectives if we build strong partnerships.

“The Jamaica Conference will be a milestone in setting a new framework for collaboration in the promotion of sustainable tourism and an important legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017,” said UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai.

Over 100 speakers will share their experience and knowledge during the three-day event.

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