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Kingston, Jamaica: May 17, 2015 - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, will moderate a panel discussion at the International Seminar: Multidestination Opportunities for Regional Integration, to be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from May 19 to 22, 2015. He departs for Haiti on Tuesday, May 19.
While in Haiti Minister McNeill will also participate in the 58th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas being held on Thursday, May 21. Both the Commission meeting and the international seminar are being jointly organized by the Haitian Government and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
The panel discussion is entitled ‘The importance of Tourism routes as part of regional cooperation agreements’. It includes panellists Cecilia Álvarez-Correa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Colombia; Marcela Bacigalupo, Minister of Tourism, Paraguay; Maru Acevedo, Deputy Director, Guatemala Tourism Institute (INGUAT), Guatemala; Manuel Marrero Cruz, Minister of Tourism, Cuba; and a representative from the Silk Road Programme, UNWTO.
Minister McNeill is being accompanied to Haiti by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith. He returns to the island on Friday, May 22, 2015.