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The Caribbean, the most tourism-dependent region in the world

The Caribbean, the most tourism-dependent region in the world

…providing practical assistance that can allow this vulnerable part of the world to adapt and survive.” CARIBSAVE is supported by a large network of national, regional and international partners, including the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the University of the West Indies, the…

Health Project for the Caribbean

…es. However, the VSP is mandatory for all ships with a foreign itinerary whereas this is both voluntary and also includes standards for environmental resource conservation. The programme depends upon the collaboration of the Caribbean tourism industry with the public health sector, but, if it is successful, it will go a long way towards ensuring that the Caribbean is the safest, healthiest and most environmentally conscious of holiday…

The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism enters its 14th year

…that result in an innovative, profitable and sustainable product will be the main topic for discussion when tourism planners, policymakers and stakeholders in the tourism sector meet in Trinidad & Tobago in April for the Caribbean’s premier sustainable tourism gathering. The 14th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, otherwise known as the Sustainable Tourism Conference – to be held from 15 to 18 April 2013 – will…

Back to back hotel summits offer opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America

…een to learn about opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America. First is Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) at the JW Marriott Hotel Marquis Miami Florida on April 28th – 29th. Organisers BHN say the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Located in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a…

Responsible Hospitality in Independent Hotels and Smaller Chains

…ies government for a dedicated effort to preserve Aruba’s environment for future generations by changing and enforcing Aruba’s Laws. Beyond the island, Ewalld has spoken at environmental conferences and events throughout the Caribbean for the Caribbean Hotel Association and, most recently, for the Dutch Government during a conference in Trinidad and Tobago in 2004. He also sits on the board for the National Park of Aruba which covers 25% of the…

Eco-Nation before Eco-Tourism

…value of tourism, and we are just simply skimming the surface right now in terms of delivering a lot more of the benefits from tourism to so many of our communities”. The CMEx team, which comprises Counterpart, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA), CAST, EarthVoice and Great Places in the Caribbean, is supported by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, British Colonial Hilton, SuperClubs, Sandals Resorts and…

Building and operating biodiversity-friendly hotels in the Caribbean

IUCN The IUCN’s brochure provides an overview of the tools generated through the Integrating Biodiversity into the Caribbean Hotel Sector project: 1) Biodiversity Principles for siting and design of hotels and resorts 2) Case studies on the implementation of the Biodiversity Principles for siting and design of hotels and resorts 3) Biodiversity: My Hotel in Action – a […]

Marriott International calls on hotels to join Earth Hour

…fish and tropical drinks, surrounded by tiki torches, candles and a bonfire. The resort’s environmental ambassadors will help guests enjoy an hour of stargazing with telescopes, and teaching about the constellations and the Caribbean night sky. Support for the environment is especially significant in the Caribbean Islands which are inherently climate sensitive. Bernd Kuhlen, General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas said, “I’m looking…

How can tourism have a positive impact on destinations?

…guests to add value to their travels and make a Big Impact for the rural school children in Van, Turkey.” Sandals Resorts are well known as a luxury exotic destination travel company, and The Sandals Foundation works in the Caribbean investing in sustainable community projects around education, environment and health and they too partner with Pack for a Purpose. Liz Kaiser, the Sandals Foundation says, “Partnering with Pack for a Purpose has…

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