Published On: Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015

Minister McNeill to meet with key travel partners at World Travel Market London

37327wykeham_mcneillMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in a number of high level meetings and promotions with key tourism partners as World Travel Market 2015 (WTM) gets underway in London, England, on November 2.

Now in its 36th year, WTM 2015 is the leading global event for the travel industry. Some 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press are expected in London to network, negotiate, conduct business and discuss the latest industry trends. The four-day business-to-business forum ends on November 5, 2015.

With the United Kingdom being one of Jamaica’s main tourism source markets, Minister McNeill along with Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook, will meet with airlines and travel partners to explore strategies to promote Brand Jamaica and further increase UK visitor arrivals to Jamaica. These include the Sunwing Travel Group, Expedia and Virgin Holidays, among others.

On the opening evening (November 1), Minister McNeill has been invited to attend the prestigious World Travel Market dinner, entitled ‘An Evening with Anthony Bourdain’, which will be hosted by CNN presenter Richard Quest.

On Monday, November 2, Minister McNeill will attend the launch of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) presentation of the ‘CTO Industry Trends & Insight Report 2015’. This will provide an up-to-date analysis on the challenges facing the UK and Europe’s travel industry. The report will also give an overview of the latest consumer trends and insight into what the Caribbean’s competitors are doing.

Minister McNeill left the island today (October 31) and returns on Tuesday, November 3, 2014.