Kingston.- The Jamaica Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Wykeham McNeill says the national tourism industry, despite its challenges, is experiencing a very good summer season.
McNeill said to the participants at the 36th Annual Convention of the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) on July 19 at the Secrets Wild Orchid Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James that the prospects for investments are good and that Jamaica was regaining its airlifts out of the United Kingdom as well as having successes building on airlifts out of Canada.
He however, pointed out the need to broaden the tourism connections to other sectors of the country’s economy.
“My position is that the people of Jamaica are the chief architects of our tourism sector. As a Ministry we want the people in the communities to be as integrally involved in the process as we are, after all, these are your communities that the tourists are visiting.The influence of our communities in the growth and development of our tourism is tremendous and should not be underestimated,” Dr. McNeill said.