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  • Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says plans are under way to market brand Jamaica in the Republic of Armenia.
  • Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking at a recent press conference held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, says the partnership will provide new opportunities for a diversified local tourism market, while boosting arrivals to the country.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says plans are under way to market brand Jamaica in the Republic of Armenia.

“We were able to establish a new partner in Armenia that now will be selling destination Jamaica with Qatar Airlines to bring new arrivals into the country,” he informed.

Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking at a recent press conference held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, says the partnership will provide new opportunities for a diversified local tourism market, while boosting arrivals to the country.

Initial discussions were held during the Minister’s attendance at the 38th Plenary Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members in Armenia from October 1 to 4.

Further details on the partnership are to be announced later this year.

The meeting discussed the latest tourism trends, public-private collaboration and promoting good practices in the sector.

It also included debate on the key issues shaping the UNWTO 2017 Action Plan: the future of tourism, cultural tourism, city tourism and the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.