Tourism Linkages Community to Host Fast Networking Occasion
Jamaica’s Division of Tourism, by its Tourism Hyperlink Community, will host its extremely anticipated annual Velocity Networking occasion on Wednesday, March 31, utilizing a digital format to attach native distributors instantly with main patrons of the tourism sector.
- After a 12 months of interruption induced by the pandemic, this occasion of vacationer hyperlinks is again on the calendar.
- The occasion facilitates pre-scheduled 15-minute conferences between senior representatives of native suppliers and senior representatives of tourism entities.
- By way of this occasion, tourism drives optimistic change by creating jobs and injecting earnings into communities.
The Velocity Networking occasion, which was scheduled to make its sixth version on March 12 of final 12 months, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the organizers will facilitate the occasion this 12 months utilizing a digital platform, as attendees will have interaction with one another by the occasion web site: www.tlnspeednetworking.com
“I’m completely satisfied that after a year-long pandemic-induced hiatus, this vital tourism hyperlinks occasion is again on the calendar, albeit in a digital format. If previous successes are so as, this 12 months’s enterprise networking mixer will probably be each productive and worthwhile for all concerned, ”mentioned Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
“Of the 110 suppliers who participated in Velocity Networking 2019, the 40% who responded to requests for data mentioned that they had obtained contracts valued at some $ 49.5 million,” he added. .
The Velocity Networking occasion facilitates a sequence of pre-scheduled 15-minute conferences between senior representatives of native suppliers and senior representatives of tourism entities reminiscent of accommodations, eating places and points of interest.
“Velocity Networking is only one of many profitable linkage initiatives that make sure that a major quantity of the merchandise used within the tourism trade are grown or manufactured proper right here in Jamaica. On this means, tourism drives optimistic change by creating jobs and injecting earnings into our communities, whereas offering new financial alternatives for native companies, ”mentioned the Minister.
The occasion is run by the Tourism Linkages Community, which is a division of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF); in collaboration with the Jamaica Resort and Vacationer Affiliation (JHTA); Jamaica Producers and Exporters Affiliation (JMEA); Jamaica Promotion Society (JAMPRO); The Rural Agriculture Improvement Authority (RADA) and the Jamaica Enterprise Improvement Company (JBDC).
“Corporations like Velocity Networking carry resilience, hope and optimism for the way forward for our tourism trade and the companies that help it, even within the face of present disruptions,” Bartlett mentioned.
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