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?
As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation? Our responses typically include anecdotes about the food, people, and places we encountered along the way. Perhaps we could also be asking ourselves how our vacation impacted those people and places. … [Read more...] about Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?
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
Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, particularly in terms of employment. This industry generates one out of every 11 jobs in the world, represents 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) worldwide, and 7% of exports, according to the World Tourism Organization. International arrivals around the world grew from 25 million in 1950 to more than one billion in the last … [Read more...] about Tourism development through PPPs: An opportunity to generate employment in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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