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first_imgJamaica’s Minister of tourism Ed Bartlett proposes emphasis on heritage tourism compared to traditional the sun, sea and sand brand.Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Caribbean countries could benefit from the growth in heritage tourism.Bartlett noted that recent international tourism trends have pointed to a shift from the traditional ‘sun, sea and sand’ phenomenon towards a more interactive experiential form of tourism.Dramatic increase“Over the last decade or so there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tourists, who travel exclusively for the experience of partaking in new, exhilarating and exotic cultures in faraway shores,” he told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Highest yield tourism“According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the heritage tourism segment represents one of the highest yield tourism groups, ahead of both traditional mass markets and other niche tourism audiences such as arts,” he said, adding that heritage tourists spend 38 per cent more per day, and stay 34 per cent longer than traditional tourists.Premier destinations for cultural tourism“From the standpoint of the Caribbean, recent research estimates that up to 75 per cent of adults, who visit the region engage in some form of cultural activity or event. We believe that Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean and other exotic regions can be positioned as premier destinations for cultural tourism.Indeed, Jamaica, like most other Caribbean islands, is widely known for its myriad of spices and herbs, its native food preparation techniques and dishes, its many exotic fruits and grains, its music, its dance forms, its language  and other aspects of its exotic culture,” Bartlett said.Bartlett said the exotic, exhilarating culture of the islands hold tremendous potential to promote sustainable tourism development in the region by aligning the tourism sector with cultural preservation and infusing more of the cultural element in tourism packages.Ordinary citizens will benefit“This will ensure that tourists visiting these islands will not only get an opportunity to partake in local culture and heritage but will also develop a profound appreciation and respect for the cultures of others,” Bartlett said that ordinary citizens will also benefit as they will get increased opportunities to showcase and market their cultural and creative products and services though craft vending, street food establishments, island tours, food festivals, musical and cultural concerts, art exhibitions; and visits to museums, galleries and heritage sites.“The impact of promoting cultural tourism will thus be educational, social and as well as economic,” Bartlett added.last_img read more

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first_img Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Nils AndenLong-serving Unibet Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Nils Anden, has confirmed his official departure from the Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator.Anden, who had served Unibet for more than ten years in numerous marketing and commercial senior management roles, has joined FinTech currency trading platform CurrencyFair.com as CMO.Leading international marketing initiatives and performance since 2012 as CMO, Anden had been a key stakeholder in establishing and forming Unibet group brand strategy and promotions including the creation of the ‘Unibet Poker Open’, the operators showcase European poker tour.Last Friday Anden confirmed his departure from Unibet to industry news source eGaming Review, stating that his decision to leave the company had been a difficult choice to make, but that he saw a great opportunity in the FinTech sector.Unibet leadership thanked Anden for his contribution to the company’s growth, the operator has begun its search for a new CMO Share Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:White House seeks emergency funds to handle rush of young immigrants Fix the immigration crisis at its root Nearly three quarters of US citizens think their country should shelter (not rush to deport) unaccompanied minors Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’ Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported ona key ruling by a U.S. federal judge who in coming days plans to order the release of hundreds of immigrant women and children from holding facilities in the United States. Most of those immigrants originated from Latin American countries.The judge gave officials until Aug. 3 to respond as to why those immigrants should not be released within 90 days of that pending order.According to the Times, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s 25-page ruling strongly criticized U.S. officials for their draconian immigration policy on women and children, noting that many children have been held in “substandard conditions” at two Texas detention centers. The ruling also highlighted “widespread and deplorable conditions” at Border Patrol stations.Some 1,700 parents and children are being held in three detentions centers in Texas and Pennsylvania, the newspaper noted.The Times wrote:The judge signaled that she planned to enter a nationwide injunction requiring Department of Homeland Security to come into compliance with a 1997 settlement—better known as Flores— that set specific legal requirements for the housing of immigrant children.The increased holding of immigrant parents and their children in U.S. detention facilities pending deportation was one measure introduced following a wave of child migrants to the United States last year. By September 2014, some 68,000 unaccompanied minors had arrived at the U.S.’ southern border. Most were from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an area of Central America known as the “Northern Triangle.”Read: For Central America’s migrant women, life can change in a secondThe L.A. Times reported that both Texas facilities are run by private companies contracted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.According to Flores, the nearly 20-year-old settlement cited by Judge Gee, the U.S. cannot detain a juvenile migrant for more than three days, and children must be released to parents or guardians.Read the entire Times story here Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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