As the Caribbean emerges from the pandemic, tourism stakeholders can embrace initiatives to increase climate change resilience through a focus on the environment, local communities, and value chains. After several months of being at a virtual standstill due to the pandemic —longer than was initially predicted — Caribbean tourism desperately needs to get back to … [Read more...] about Three Ways In Which the Tourism Industry Can Help Build Climate Resilience in the Caribbean
Saharan dust plumes are ramping up over the Caribbean region, creating health hazards that are particularly dangerous for those with their health compromised by COVID-19 or other problems. This is clear evidence that the region is not isolated from the effects of climate change elsewhere. Imagine waking up one morning expecting a clear tropical sunrise, only to find that it … [Read more...] about Sahara Dust Storms in the Caribbean, a Hazard For Both Humans and Coral Reefs
Every year, over 1 billion tons of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Given its position at the consumption end of the food value chain, the tourism sector is a strategic industry to fight this problem. … [Read more...] about Why Should the Tourism Sector Care About Food Waste?
The traditional all-inclusive concept has significantly evolved in recent years to better adapt to changing consumer preferences, demographics and booking patterns. Guest behavior and expectations are being reshaped by a shift in consumers’ mindset towards travel and the disruptive impact of technology. Travelers are increasingly seeking personalization and authenticity in … [Read more...] about All-inclusive hotels: A key for Latin America and the Caribbean’s growth
Over a period of two weeks, the Caribbean was stricken by two devastating Category 5 hurricanes. Tidal surges ravaged pristine beaches, leaving only remnants of what had been homes, luxury hotels, and businesses. For the tourism sector, the second most important source of employment in the region, there will be a period of inactivity estimated to last between three to four … [Read more...] about Three keys for supporting Caribbean tourism after natural disasters