Homegrown Food Alternatives Sought for Jamaica’s Tourism Industry

While presenting as the lead speaker at the World Tourism Leaders’ Summit hosted by PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association), during the International Tourism Exchange (ITB Berlin), in Berlin, Germany recently, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, declared that he will work to increase local food supply for the country’s tourism industry.

Speaking moments before Jamaica was recognized with an award as the “Best Emerging Tourism Market” by PATWA, Bartlett outlined that there’s a direct correlation between the culinary heritage revival and the growth of innovative farm-to-table initiatives. To meet rising food costs, Bartlett proposed the harvesting of local produce for use in the tourism industry.

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