Jamaica to host a tourism resilience summit on September 13 which will be held at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The summit will address events that disrupt tourism, such as climate change, epidemics and pandemics, terrorism and cybercrime, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism minister, announced recently.

Under the theme of ‘Tourism Resilience through Global Synergies’, the meeting will analyse the existing and emerging problems that impact the tourism industry. Attendees will look for a way that government, non-government and business entities can address these issues and work together to mitigate them.

According to Bartlett, this meeting will set the stage for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre’s official launch next January. Located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, the centre will work to address and attack the same issues the summit will begin to tackle.