Times Square welcomes Jamaica's tourism minister

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Times Square welcomes Jamaica's tourism minister

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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NEW YORK, United States–Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett was welcomed via billboard to Times Square, New York City on Sunday, August 11. The billboard, located on Broadway and 43rdStreet, in the heart of Times Square featured the message for five minutes, exposing Jamaica to an international audience.

Times Square is the most visited place globally with 360,000 pedestrian visitors a day, amounting to over 131 million a year, the tourism ministry said. Even excluding residents from the visitor count, Times Square is the world's second most visited tourist attraction, behind the Las Vegas Strip.

Bartlett is in New York Cityto meet with the United Nations' division of partners, potential tourism investors, and media partners. He alsocelebrated Jamaica's Independence at the New York Black Tie Gala, where he was a special guest.

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