Kingston, Jamaica: A virtual board meeting of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), which was held in the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, St Andrew. in the meeting Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett called world leaders to reactivate the world leaders the sector’s natural recoil to preserve the industry’s growth and transmission into the next phase of existence.
In the worst time of coronavirus, the sector which affected the most is “Tourism”, As the world is reopening again with a new normal.
The meeting, with board members across the globe, was to report on exercises within the last year as well as facilitate conversations related to tourism’s restoration and resilience in the face of COVID-19.
He also stated that the world is depending upon this sector to be an arm on which the global economy holds in order to see the future ahead and to plan for it.
“If ever there was a time to reverence the significance of tourism and its social, economic and political impacts in the stable development of the world we inhabit, that time is now,” he added.
The minister also stated that COVID19 has also, in many ways, underscored the importance of tourism to the world economy.
He said tourism, over the past months, has taken centre stage as a leading sector on which countries and their economies turn in order to live above the waters.
The minister said that the GTRCMC Centre is facilitating research and partnerships to ensure that the industry remains strong and invincible.
He also added that the centre is in the process of procuring a post-pandemic restoration strategy, as well as briefs on tourism reviving strategies globally, and has grown a document on tourism resilience and digital transmission.
He noted that stakeholders have also been interested in an aggressive social and public knowledge campaign in order to keep partners and associates connected.
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