JHTA AGM - CLIFTON READER - JHTA PRESIDENT

REMARKS BY CLIFTON READER,
PRESIDENT THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION (JHTA)
AT THE JHTA’S 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & VIRTUAL MARKET UPDATE SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 SALUTATIONS…

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO START BY CONGRATULATING IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, OMAR ROBINSON AND HIS TEAM OF COUNCILLORS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATION OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION (JHTA) AND THE TOURISM SECTOR IN GENERAL. I ALSO WISH TO THANK YOU ALL HERE PRESENT FOR THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST PLACED IN ME AND MY TEAM TO ASSUME THE CHARGE FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATIVE YEAR.

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PROTOCOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Ministry of Tourism

TO ALL TOURISM ENTITIES - March 11, 2020

PROTOCOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Please see the following protocols, regarding sanitation and other procedures towards preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

At this time, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOH) has reported that there are two (2) confirmed imported cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. The following measures should be adopted by all tourism entities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage continuous monitoring of the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
This document will be updated periodically as more information becomes available.

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JAPEX attracts buyers from 6 new markets

Buyers from India, Luxembourg, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Spain will, for the first time, attend this year's staging of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), the country's annual tourism trade show that helps generate heavy visitor traffic.

“We have delegates from the traditional markets like the USA, Canada and Europe, including England and Germany, and we're looking forward to welcoming those from new markets,” Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Omar Robinson said.

“We are encouraged by the continued interest in brand Jamaica, year after year,” said Robinson, who noted that JAPEX provides a forum to strengthen partnerships between local industry players and international tour operators, wholesalers and travel agents.

He noted, too, that hundreds of travel agents from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, as well as a strong media contingent, will be in attendance at the trade show, where buyers and suppliers will engage in one-on-one meetings, updates and negotiations.

The JHTA, which hosts of the annual tourism trade show in collaboration with the Jamaica Tourist Board, is reporting steady registration by local suppliers and international buyers for the event scheduled for September 9-11 in Montego Bay.

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India, Luxembourg, Mexico, Panama among new buyers at JAPEX

Jamaica’s hospitality and tourism industry is preparing to welcome international and local buyers to the 2019 Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) – the most important business generator for Jamaica’s tourism industry.

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), hosts of the annual tourism trade show in collaboration with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), is reporting steady registration by local suppliers and international buyers from traditional and new markets for the trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

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