Master Plan for Barbados Tourism, 2012 to 2021 – Barbadian Public Sector Official reveals initiatives at Multi-Hazard Seminar

Andrew Cox – Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Tourism Ministry of Barbados (MOT) – told participants at the “5th Annual Multi-Hazard Symposium” that plans are underway to host Town Hall meetings in October on ensuring a viable Tourism product for the period 2012 to 2021.

A portion of the audience attending the Sandiford Cultural Centre (ex-Sherbourne) that day

A portion of the audience attending the Sandiford Cultural Centre (ex-Sherbourne) that day

The PS was addressing the large audience at the Sandiford Cultural Centre, which most Bajans call Sherbourne anyhow as it’s shorter, delivered this juicy tidbit toward the end of his nearly five minute delivery Wednesday mid-morning. He says the initiative must encompass stakeholders, businesses and the entire population if true growth is to be experienced in this sector {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

In less than a month and a half, the Tourism official says social media and websites will be incorporated so as to involve the Barbadian diaspora – while submission of papers, letters & town hall meetings for more traditional participants will be catered to as well.

Mr Cox explained the Master Plan is being crafted with a view at maintaining and not harming the environment while allowing for entrepreneurism to claim a pivotal role in the decade long proposal {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The PS revealed the Master Plan is to be as all-encompassing in its scope while respecting the needs and desires of Barbados’ investment community, its people, its visitors and all ancillary stakeholders.

The keynote address was given by Carrole Guntley Jamaica’s Director General of their Tourism Ministry – and her topic was how the recent unrest at Tivoli Gardens was managed so as to to minimise any damage to Jamaica’s Tourism product.

There were presentations from Bertie Hinds - Asst Commissioner of Police; Averil Byer of the Barbados Tourism Authority as well as Executive Vice President of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Ms Sue Springer

There were presentations from Bertie Hinds - Asst Commissioner of Police; Averil Byer of the Barbados Tourism Authority as well as Executive Vice President of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Ms Sue Springer

A full video montage of the highlights from this seminar is being prepared for release at a later date.

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