Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism


27 November 2017 - 30 November 2017

Montego Bay



UNWTO, the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank are pleased to announce they will be hosting a Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism on 27-29 November in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The conference will bring together world leaders from the tourism industry along with governments, donors, international development and finance organizations to design and coordinate an international road map and foster collaborative relationships for inclusive economic and social development via tourism. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Tourism of Jamaica and the World Bank Group, in collaboration with Chemonics International, a leading international development firm, this conference will identify successful models and future initiatives of public-private partnerships (PPPs) that will contribute to sustainable tourism development globally.

To achieve tangible results, the conference will yield practical plans to guide future development initiatives building on the United Nations 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, including specific development proposals and opportunities related to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (MDG) 17 which calls for revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. During the year leading up to the Global Conference, UNWTO and Chemonics International will provide advise to governments, regions and large-scale investors with a template to develop PPP investment opportunities proposals that may be shared at the conference and thereafter.



The Conference will be livestreamed. More information will be available soon on this website. 



Registration for this event is now closed. 



To consult the list of hotels offering specially discounted rates for the participants, please refer to the Information Note. It is highly recommended that participants reserve accommodation as early as possible as the special room rates have been obtained for delegates until 30 October 2017. 


Special rate offered by American Airlines

American Airlines agreed to offer a special discount fare of 10% on flight tickets. This offer is valid for flights from 20 November to 5 December 2017

Promotional code: 67N7BX


Special rate offered by Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is our Partner Airline for the conference offering 12% off on Business and 10% off on Economy class fares to all participants departing from all ET online cities to EWR (Newark). Please follow the link for further information -


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