According to Dr. Carey Wallace, Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, (TEF) the recently concluded Jamaica Health and Wellness Tourism Conference is expected to provide opportunities for the advancement of health and wellness on the island, as well as promote Jamaica as a dealing health destination.
On Friday, November 19, the TEF Executive Director speaking at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James at the end of the third annual Jamaica Health and Wellness Tourism Conference, noted that the goal is to generate more health opportunities and benefits.
“What we hope is that it will spawn so many opportunities… here in Jamaica for our locals to benefit so that we all live healthier lives, for our visitors to benefit as well, and destination Jamaica would become so much better because we have yet another outstanding, diverse product that we are presenting to the planet,” he said.
The Tourism Linkages Network, (TLN), a branch of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, (TEF), held the two-day event, which was centered on the theme: ‘Refresh, Reboot, Reawaken – the New World of Health and Wellness.’
Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, expressed his support for the event through a video message. The Minister noted that the initiative is not just good for the tourism product, but good for Jamaica. He encouraged those in attendance to ensure that it is not just an event, but a process that will live on and continue, and give both locals and visitors alike the opportunity to participate in promoting their personal health and wellness.