Bartlett discusses Global Tourism Satellite Centre in Kenya

Bartlett discusses Global Tourism Satellite Centre in Kenya

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is currently in Kenya concluding discussions on the establishment of the first Satellite Centre for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) at the Kenyatta University.

“I am very excited that we are very close to opening the first satellite centre for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre in Kenya. We will head to Kathmandu in Nepal on January 1 to launch the second one. There are also a number of others, which will be launched in 2020,” Bartett told a meeting earlier today with Kenyan officials at the offices of Minister of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, Najib Balala.

The Satellite Centre will focus on regional issues and will share information in Nano time with the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre. It will then function as a think tank to develop possible solutions.

The Kenyatta University will collaborate with The University of the West Indies, and by extension the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre — that is tasked with assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors.

Bartlett will later have bilateral talks with Minister Balala, who is Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council in his capacity as Chair of the Commission of the Americas regarding the Global Summit on Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management scheduled to be hosted by Jamaica on May 21-23, 2020. Jamaica will also host the 65th Regional meeting of the Americas.

Bartlett returns to the island on Thursday, December 12.

Balford Henry

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