Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was acclaimed as the new president of the Inter-American Tourism Committee (CITUR) of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Minister Bartlett edged Paraguay and Ecuadorian presidential candidates in a meeting on Tuesday, November 30. The two countries will henceforth assume the vice-presidency of CITUR.
OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development President Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States (US), congratulated Minister Bartlett on behalf of the member states.
“I wish you … much success in the work you will lead as we begin the deliberations to prepare the draft work plan based on the Paraguay Declaration for the Reconstruction and Reconstruction of Tourism after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) She said.
Minister Bartlett, in his response, called on all Member States to work together to carry out the political plans and programs they had launched.
This, he said, “would require a greater sense of innovation, because we cannot continue with it as it is.”
“We must now seek to find new ways to deal with the new disruptions that appear destined to follow this pandemic,” he added.
Minister Bartlett thanked Member States for the confidence they placed in him when he was elected chair of the committee.
He pledged to be a strong, successful and dynamic president and called for the support of every member state.
“We have so much to do, and I know the Americas are counting on us to chart the course of the recovery and thrive after the recovery,” he said.