Saturday. Looking on is Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

The Tourism Linkages Network (TLN) was established as an initiative to increase the tourism sector’s consumption of goods and services that can be competitively sourced locally. Delivering billions in retained earnings over the years, the body said it remains committed to ensuring that there is a reduction in the purchasing gap between tourism and other sectors.

Since its inception in 2013, when it was then referred to as the Tourism Linkages Hub, the body has been working closely with related industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and entertainment, to retain and share the gains of the tourism dollar as it pushes to expand the value chain, reduce poverty, promote community growth, and increase foreign exchange generation for the local economy.