|Havana, Cuba // Photo by Joe Pike|
Caribbean News Digital is reporting that efforts to boost cooperation between Jamaica and Cuba in the area of tourism have begun to bear fruit as both countries have agreed to form a multi-destination marketing arrangement along with the Dominican Republic.
Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett announced that the official Memorandum of Understanding should be agreed on by the countries in May, according to the report.
He said the move will see the introduction of a tripartite tourism agreement which will drive the growth of tourism in the region.
“This is a very exciting moment for us here in the Caribbean. We are beginning to witness a seismic shift in the economic and social activities within our Caribbean space. The improved relationship between Cuba and the US has enabled us to begin to create a new architecture for tourism in the Northern Caribbean,” said Bartlett in the Caribbean News Digital report. “Our dreams of establishing multi-destination marketing arrangements and greater economic collaboration are now becoming potent realities."