Jamaica Hires Crisis Recovery Expert to Assist Tourism Rebound

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett introduced that his ministry has employed worldwide disaster restoration specialist Jessica Shannon to its COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Job Force in an work to energy the country’s resilience program for the sector.

Shannon is a Rate Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) advisory partner and has served as its deployed position partner during the Ebola disaster, focusing on the reaction and restoration efforts in West Africa. In this context she served as a senior advisor to private businesses and government companies in the layout of method, procedures and protocols as well as risk identification and monitoring. 

In addition to her present-day client engagements, she is portion of a smaller task pressure proven to refine and push the implementation of PWC’s global near- and mid-phrase strategic transformation in the wake of COVID-19. She has also been a issue matter specialist for the G20 feel tank on economic and economical resilience and a speaker at conferences hosted by Harvard College, the World Bank and the United Nations. Prior to PWC, she attained method experience as a administration consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and on the global management team at EY.  

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This is the next addition to the committee from Rate Waterhouse Coopers, as it also features PWC’s senior partner, Wilfred Baghaloo, who chairs the COVID-19 Standard Tourism Operating Workforce sub-committee. Baghaloo was also the co-chairman of the Tourism Operating Group for the Jamaica Tourism Linkages Committee, which assessed how to be certain more nearby linkages to tourism field and the progress of nearby provide industries to the tourism sector.

The Ministry proven the COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Taskforce past thirty day period, with a general public-private sector collaboration consisting of critical stakeholders from the tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism and Companies of the Ministry. It will be supported by two performing teams—one for general tourism and another for cruise tourism—and a secretariat.

The Job Force has been created to deliver about a realistic watch of the sector’s baseline build scenarios for multiple variations of the potential build the strategic posture for the sector, as well as a wide way of the journey back to progress build steps and strategic imperatives that will be mirrored throughout many scenarios and build result in details to tackle motion, which features a prepared eyesight in a environment that is studying to evolve speedily.

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