Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre – GTRCMC

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Global Tourism Resilience Day Conference


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Minister the Hon Edmund Bartlett, CD

Minister of Tourism for Jamaica
and Founder/Co-Chair for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre


Prof. Lloyd G. Waller, CD

Professor of Digital Transformation
Executive Director
Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Dates and Venues

The Global Tourism Resilience Conference and Commemoration of Global Tourism Resilience Day will be held 16-17 February 2024 at the:

Montego Convention Centre
Rose Hall Main Road
Montego Bay

Situated along the elegant corridor of Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the Montego Bay Convention Centre with its ocean front location and panoramic views offers the very best meeting and convention facilities in the Caribbean. A 10-year recipient of the World Travel Award for the Caribbean’s leading Meetings and Conference Centre, the Montego Bay Convention Centre is the place to book all your meetings, events, trade shows and special occasions.

Online Registration

All participants are required to complete online registration prior to the Conference.

Registration Deadline:
February 8, 2024

Programme Outline

Download the Programme Outline for the Global Tourism Resillience Day Conference 2024

Conference Speakers

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Organizing Committee Contact Details

Professor Lloyd Waller
Executive Director
of Global Affairs  Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) UWI Mona, Kingston 7

Shakinah Morgan
Ministry of Tourism
64 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5, Jamaica
Phone: (876) 908 5980

Badges and Acces to the Venue

Participants may collect Registration Packets at the Registration Desk on the morning of the Conference. Packets will include individual badges, Conference programmes and other important information.

Health Requirements

Jamaica has a travel requirement in place for Yellow Fever. All persons older than one year, who are travelling from a country where there is a risk of Yellow Fever transmission, and persons who are transiting through a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission for more than twelve hours, are required to show proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever before entering the country.


There are three (3) international airports in Jamaica, the Norman Manley International Airport located in Kingston, the Donald Sangster International Airport located in Montego Bay and the Ian Fleming International Airport located in Boscobel, St. Mary.

Entry Requirements

Nationals of the following countries DO NOT REQUIRE a visa to enter Jamaica:

Language at Conference

The working language of the Conference is English.


The Iberostar Rose Hall Resorts has been selected as the conference hotel. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the hotel to the Conference. Please see the website link below to make a reservation.
Iberostar Rose Hall Resorts

Electricty Use

In Jamaica 110 volts/50 cycles is standard, however 220 volts is used in some hotels.

Credit Card

International credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express etc.) are accepted in most locations (hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, mass retailers) in Jamaica. However, they may not be accepted by small enterprises, markets, transportation services, and other establishments.


The average maximum daytime temperature in Jamaica in February is 32°C (90°F) with high heat & humidity. There are usually 7 hours of sunshine each day, which represents 58% of the 11 hours of daylight.

Medical Facilities

There are several hospitals and clinics within the Montego Bay area and the conference hotel has a medical station.


Banking hours island-wide are 08:30 to 14:00, Mondays to Thursdays, and 08:30 to 16:00, Fridays.


The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar. The official rate of exchange fluctuates daily depending on the foreign exchange market. Foreign Currency may be exchanged for Jamaican Dollars at banks or licensed exchange bureaus in airports and hotels.

Social Programmes

Delegates are invited to attend a Welcome Reception on February 15th and Gala Awards Dinner on February 17th. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a Technical Visit/Experience Jamaica event on February 18th. Details will be provided closer to the conference.


Jamaica is truly a shopper’s paradise. The national motto – “Out of Many, One People” – is mirrored in the exceptional quality and variety of arts and crafts available.

An endless variety of local exotic spices are also available. So too is an abundance of our world-famous Blue Mountain Coffee and fine blends of premium Jamaican rums. Jamaica’s duty-free shops also carry an extensive array of goods.

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