Jamaica: Tourism sector resilience being strengthened against natural disasters

Source(s): Jamaica Observer, the

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Tourism says it stands committed to safeguarding the natural resources, infrastructure and the sector stakeholders that continue to drive economic growth and prosperity.

This is being done through the Climate Change and Multi-Hazard Contingency Programme, aimed primarily at strengthening the resilience of the tourism sector against the various natural disasters and emergencies that may disrupt industry operations.

The programme, which is implemented through the Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC), is focused on developing comprehensive disaster-risk-reduction strategies for the sector.

Director for Tourism Facilitation in the Policy and Monitoring Division of the Ministry, Osbourne Chin, said that the programme integrates disaster-risk management and climate-change considerations into tourism planning, policies and initiatives.

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