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Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, will join Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, for her monthly series ‘Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks’ on Thursday (January 27) at 7:00 p.m.

The virtual town hall will highlight the island’s development at 60 years of Independence, with a focus on tourism, which is a key economic driver.

It is expected that Minister Bartlett will give an update on the recovery of the tourism industry and outline the efforts being made to ensure the safety of visitors and workers in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Given the inherent value of the diaspora as a market for travel and tourism, and the lingering fears associated with the coronavirus, we believe this would be the perfect opportunity to remind Jamaicans abroad of the reasons they should still choose Jamaica as their preferred destination in 2022. We will also be sharing opportunities for investment in the Jamaican tourism industry,” Ambassador Marks said.

The event, in keeping with the Destination Jamaica theme, will also, for the first-time, feature prizes of airline tickets and one-week hotel stays to loyal viewers over the past year.

‘Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks’ offers members of the diaspora the opportunity to speak directly with the Ambassador about issues that are of interest to them and be updated on the Government’s policies and programmes as well as the Embassy’s activities.

From time to time, the Ambassador will be joined by various guests, including ministers of government, US government officials, key players in various local and international agencies, as well as outstanding members of the Jamaican diaspora.


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