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Jamaica tourism minister talks up Cuba route with Miami lines

From left, Federico González-Denton, Paul Pennicook, Adam Goldstein, Edmund Bartlett and Delano Seiveright From left, Federico Gonz├ílez-Denton, Paul Pennicook, Adam Goldstein, Edmund Bartlett and Delano Seiveright (Photo: David I. Muir)

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett recently visited Miami for a series of meetings with cruise executives that focused on 'the growing interest in a Jamaica-Cuba cruise itinerary.'

This forms part of the tourism minister's goal of securing 5m overall visitors by 2021.

According to Jamaica Tourist Board statistics, in 2015 the island drew 3.69m tourists. Of that, stopover visitors totaled 2.12m while cruise arrivals numbered nearly 1.57m.

Accompanying the minister were Paul Pennicook, director of tourism, and Delano Seiveright, senior adviser to the minister.

The group met with Adam Goldstein, who took over as chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association in January, and Federico González-Denton, associate vp, government relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Goldstein is president and chief operating officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Posted 15 February 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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