Kingston, Jamaica, 21 April 2022. Yesterday afternoon, the Cuban Ambassador Fermín Quiñones paid a courtesy visit to the honorable Edmund Bartlett, parliamentarian and Minister of Tourism of Jamaica.
Both parties agreed that tourism has faced severe challenges in recent years, as a result of climate change and more recently Covid 19, and highlighted the importance of building a sustainable and resilient tourism product, based on the natural and cultural strengths of each country.
The Cuban Ambassador commented on the effects that the US blockade against Cuba has generated in the travel and hospitality sector. It was agreed to promote multi-destination tourism between both nations and with others in the Caribbean, an area in which there are positive antecedents.
The Minister of Tourism was accompanied at the meeting by the Permanent Secretary of that Ministry, Jennifer Griffith, and the Commercial and International Relations Director, Tyesha Turner.