August 10, 2019

Having established a partnership between Jamaica and Kenya on Monday to broaden cooperation in tourism between the two nations, President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has forged even closer ties to Jamaica with his acceptance of an invitation by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to become an honorary co-chair of the Tourism Resilience Centre.

President Kenyatta joins the ranks of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, former president of Malta as Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management (GTRCM) honorary co-chairs, which is based at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus.

The GTRCM is dedicated to assist with preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and crises that impact tourism.

Kenya is Africa’s third fastest growing economy at over 6% with tourism responsible for 10% of its gross domestic product (GDP) will also establish a satellite office of the GTRCM at the University of Nairobi.

The decision was announced by Kenya’s Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala.