In keeping with the goals of the Tourism Master Plan and the Vision 2030 National Development Plan; the Ministry of Tourism has targeted the development and strengthening of sustainable linkages between Tourism and other productive sectors of the economy to which it is closely linked. The Tourism Linkages Network was therefore established as an initiative to position the tourism sector to increase its consumption of goods and services that can be competitively sourced in Jamaica. In this regard, the Tourism Linkages Network was approved and established by Cabinet decision in June 2013.
Since then, the Linkages Network has been expanded to incorporate greater emphasis on experiential tourism by driving the passion points of today’s tourists, specifically through the build out of five (5) networks. These networks are:
- Gastronomy Network
- Health & Wellness Network
- Sports and Entertainment Network
- Shopping Network
- Knowledge Network
Tourism Linkages Council
The Tourism Linkages Council was established to provide general oversight and guidance on all matters related to the tourism linkages initiative and monitors progress of strategies to strengthen linkages between tourism and the main sectors of focus.
The Tourism Linkages Council comprises Permanent Secretaries, Presidents/Executive Directors of JAMPRO, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters Association (JMEA), Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ).
Technical Working Groups
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The Tourism Linkages Network has created several websites that showcases some of our major initiatives. Click on the slider images to view these websites.