Infor the first time, over one billion international tourists travelled the world and UNWTO forecasts continued growth in the years to come. Cultural tourism plays a leading role in creating new socio-economic opportunities for tourism development at local, regional and national level, while presenting important challenges. The Congress was an excellent platform and unique opportunity for public and private tourism stakeholders to present and share views, experiences and good practices in developing strategies that encourage and facilitate new and innovative forms of cultural tourism.
Sometimes it is good dreaming of exciting possibilities for one's island home. It is the season of Christmas, a season of good cheer. Added to that, tourism is buoyant and continues to outperform expectations. A delighted Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett welcomed the country's four millionth visitor this year.
Given the minister's optimistic disposition, he is already forecasting a five per cent increase for next year, which means anothervisitors to our shores.
Adding to the overall heightened expectations of tourism's continued record performance is the growth potential of an alternative tourism lifestyle creative tourism.
While Creative tourism market is relatively small, it is given an uplift by the nine-year-old San Francisco-based Airbnb, which has emerged as a trusted community marketplace for people listing, discovering, and booking accommodations, and it has helped households all over the world generate significant income.
Airbnb is based on peer reviews, and Jamaica is given some of the highest commendations, which means that Jamaican hosts are viewed as being up there with the best in the world and the country is seen as a preferred destination for community tourism.
This is great news for Creative tourism, where nurses, helpers, caregivers, and teachers have demonstrated over the years a special gift to reach out and touch those they engage, come in contact with, provide service to, or are responsible for.
So impressed is Airbnb with Jamaica's outstanding performance in being host to tourists in their homes that they are encouraging many more homeowners to get involved.
With 55, visitors to Jamaica this year using Airbnb in this diversified segment of the tourism market, and with a whopping per cent increase in visitors this year over last, the country might be on the cusp of something special.
With our individual initiative, entrepreneurial flair, and disposition to care, it means that this facility for Jamaicans to use their housing asset as a source of income could ensure a wider and better distribution of tourism revenues.
REGRET One regret for me is that our education, with its emphasis on a two-tiered system with too many left behind, is not placing sufficient emphasis, from an early age, on the critical needs of a service-producing sector - civic pride, curiosity, technology, role models in business, hospitality, budgeting, money management - so that the society's penchant for hustling, especially in the oversize shadow economy, can be underpinned by structure, organisation, innovative thinking, and business acumen.
Creative tourism is a new generation of tourism which places tremendous emphasis on the tourists integrating themselves with the local host and with the local community or neighbourhood as the backdrop.
If done right, this can lead to quality capacity building, that is, building out an entire community to meet the needs of visitors.
Proponents of this form of tourism are excited about Jamaica's prospects, and this was highlighted in a joint University of Technology-RJR-Gleaner Group-Creative Tourism Public Forum held on the grounds of the university recently.
Chairman of the evening's proceedings, RJR's senior broadcaster, Derrick Wilkes, and panellist Bennie Watson, lecturer at UTech's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in elaborating on creative tourism, saw it as a new way of visitors discovering a foreign culture by actually experiencing it.
They want to do more than just learn and look; they want to immerse and become as Jamaican as possible. They want to live experiences where they can feel themselves as a local and then share their experiences on social media.
They come knowing where they want to go, what they want to do, and what they want to experience.
They might go to the inner city, or the suburbs, or a rural community, probably making their decision about host and housing through Airbnb. They get their events and activity calendar online and are constantly on the move. They are looking for Brand Jamaica, authentic, in music, dance, food, culture.
What gives panellist Dr Morgan hope is that culture is more authentic in the community, and having lived in Trench Town and been aware of the vibrancy of a cultural hub that claims the likes of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dean Fraser, Mortimer Planno, Bunny Wailer, Alton Ellis, Dr Morgan is convinced we can do much more to optimise our heritage and monetise our cultural infrastructure.Creative tourism is travel directed toward an engaged and authentic experience, with participative learning in the arts, heritage or special character of a place, and it provides a connection with those who reside in this place and create this living culture From the discussion report of the planning meeting for the International.
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