Jamaica to host Global Tourism Resilience Conference once more

Plans are underway for the highly anticipated second staging of the Global Tourism Resilience Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Taking place over a two-day period on Feb. 16 and 17, the Global Tourism Resilience Conference will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, presentations and lively debates on matters of building resilience in tourism.

Experts in their collective fields will gather to collaboratively discuss issues that are central to future-proofing travel and tourism to various disruptions moving forward.

“Global tourism resilience will once again take center stage with key experts on building resilience in the industry. As tourism destinations continue to recover, it is critical that resilience be a focus of planning and development to future-proof the industry from any potential shock,” said founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett.

Topics of discussion

Some of the topics that will be discussed include ‘Building Tourism Digital Resilience’, ‘Building Tourism Infrastructure Resilience’, and ‘Women in Tourism Resilience’ among other critical areas pertaining to tourism resilience.

Among the speakers will be the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, and Secretary-General of the UNWTO, HE. Zurab Pololikashvili.

As part of the conference agenda, Global Tourism Resilience Day will be celebrated on Feb. 17 for the second time, recognizing the official resolution by the United Nations in February 2022 to observe the day each year. There will also be a tourism resilience awards gala to celebrate individuals and organizations that have contributed to building tourism resilience globally.

Global delegates to attend

More than 200 delegates from across the globe are expected to be in attendance in the heart of Jamaica’s bustling tourism capital.

“We are preparing to give attendees a warm Jamaican welcome, which will leave an indelible mark. There is truly no better backdrop than Jamaica to host this mega conference,” said Director of Tourism, Donovan White.

The first Global Tourism Resilience Conference was held at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica in February 2023.

For more information about Destination Jamaica, go to visitjamaica.com.