Bartlett attends UNWTO Summit in Egypt and World Travel Market
MINISTER OF Tourism Edmund Bartlett, who also chairs the Board of Affiliate Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), left the island last week for the 104th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council Meeting in Luxor, Egypt, from October 30-November 1.
Accompanied by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, Bartlett said the council meeting examined tourism trends and activities; mainstreaming tourism in the global agenda; as well as review administrative and statutory matters of the council.
The minister will then travel to London on Friday, November 4, where he will be joined by Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook. While there, they will meet with key stakeholders and members of the diaspora and attend the World Travel Market, which runs from November 7-9.
The World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its industry networks and unrivalled global reach, WTM London creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content, and communities. It is expected to attract 50,000 patrons from 182 countries across the globe.
Bartlett is expected to return to the island on November 9.