Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the future of tourism in the Caribbean must be seriously examined amid investment uncertainty due to climate change.

He says the matter will be addressed on the first day of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Conference next month.

It’s to focus on climate change and recovery strategies in the wake of the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Minister Bartlett says economies in the region are at risk because of their dependence on tourism.

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Minister Bartlett was addressing the media and members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday in St James.

The tourism conference is scheduled for November 27-29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James.