Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, yesterday (April 28) joined an esteemed group of large achievers in the international travel and hospitality market, with his induction into the prestigious International Travel Hall of Fame.
The World-wide Travel Corridor of Fame, formerly dubbed The British Travel and Hospitality Corridor of Fame, “recognizes the best achievers in the journey, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors.” Inductees are also hailed as possessing not only “achieved phenomenal organization success but have also motivated and formed these all-around them.” Minister Bartlett is the initial Caribbean tourism leader to acquire this honor.
The elaborate induction ceremony was held at The Chesterfield Hotel in London. The British Vacation and Hospitality Hall of Fame was obtained by Jacobs Media Group in 2014. Having said that, the celebration was afterwards compelled to just take a break for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and was subsequently renamed.
Minister Bartlett mentioned he was “humbled by the recognition” which follows a stream of other around the globe field awards bestowed upon him.
“It is really a humbling working experience to be recognized in this method and to be incorporated as a member of these kinds of as revered team, additional so mainly because it acknowledges not just my very own contribution to the sector, but the point that Jamaica stands out as a primary illustration of what can be reached in tourism,” expressed Minister Bartlett.
He has also offered credit to the crew that he prospects in the Ministry of Tourism and its community bodies, describing customers as “very dedicated and hardworking community sector workers who take pleasure in the significance of what they do to the accomplishment of tourism and its vital contribution to the Jamaican financial state.” Minister Bartlett also lauded tourism stakeholders across the island for their contribution and guidance as partners in developing the sector more than the decades.
Minister Bartlett’s awards include being named the Caribbean’s Foremost Temperament for Remarkable Providers to Tourism at the 23rd Entire world Vacation Awards in 2016 and the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Yr at the Caribbean Travel Awards in 2017.
In 2018 the Pacific Spot Journey Writers’ Affiliation (PATWA) named Mr. Bartlett Minister of the Calendar year for Sustainable Tourism. In 2019 he was introduced with the TRAVVY Awards inaugural Chairman’s Award for World wide Tourism Innovation for the growth of the International Tourism Resilience and Disaster Management Centre (GTRCMC). He also been given the prestigious Gusi Peace prize from the Gusi Basis in 2020.
Previously this month Minister Bartlett was also named amid 50 world wide icons of journey and tourism “who have innovated and produced new benchmarks in the vacation, aviation, tourism, hospitality and allied sectors.”
Below his management, Jamaica has noticed its all-essential tourism sector bouncing again from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and on its way to equaling pre-pandemic record figures for arrivals and earnings.