The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announced its sponsorship of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx), slated for the Jamaican capital of Kingston from September 30 to October 4.
In Kingston, journalists, editors and young leaders from the Caribbean, North America and Europe as well as development specialists and representatives of the hospitality, civil society and government sectors will interact over the four days to explore the theme: "Tourism: Linkages for Growth."
Delegates will examine how tourism intersects and contributes to the development of other sectors like manufacturing, food, agricultural and enterprise development. The role of the region's preeminent academic institutions will also be featured.
The upcoming CMEx, to be held at The Jamaica Pegasus and partnering hotels in Kingston, will again have a strong focus on the Caribbean Diaspora and faith tourism as key contributors to Caribbean sustainable development.
Since 2001, CMEx has produced 18 conferences and networking symposia throughout the Caribbean and North America to underscore the value of the region's largest industry, tourism, in improving the health, education, culture, environment and wealth of Caribbean communities, both at home and abroad, in a sustainable and climate-friendly fashion.