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Kingston, Jamaica: May 26, 2015 – History will be created when Jamaica, represented by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, chairs the 100th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), being held in Rovinj, Croatia, from May 27-29, 2015. Minister McNeill left the island on Monday, May 25.
Jamaica was elected Chairman the UNWTO Executive Council for the year 2014-2015, a first for an English-speaking Caribbean country.
Some 200 participants from UNWTO Members States as well as representatives of the UNWTO Associate and Affiliate Members are expected to attend the Session. Among the issues to be addressed at the high-level meeting are strategies to mainstream tourism in the global agenda, an assessment of the performance of international tourism in 2014 and the outlook for 2015.
Following the UNWTO Executive Council session, Minister McNeill will travel to London, England, to meet with representatives of the Jamaica Tourist Board as well as other strategic tourism partners.
Minister McNeill is being accompanied to Croatia by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith.