Jamaica’s Edmund Bartlett was named worldwide tourism minister of the year by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association.

Jamaica also received the association’s international travel award 2017 for the best destination for adventure tourism.

The award was given before an audience of international travel and tourism leaders from around the world at the ITB trade show in Berlin.

Bartlett was joined by Jamaica Chargé D’affaires for Germany, Keisha Kal Witter, tourism director Donovan White, senior advisor Delano Seiveright and European based JTB officials.

Bartlett was recent recipient of the 2017 tourism minister of the Caribbean award from Caribbean Journal.

PATWA is a professional organisation of travel writers, which was founded in 1998 and works with both the public and private sectors to support sustainable growth and improve the quality of travel and tourism.

It adheres to the fundamental principles of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the United Nations (UN), and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). PATWA is an affiliate member of UNWTO.