“This as an opportunity to rethink tourism and rethink the economies that are based on tourism,” urges Graham Watkins, Chief of the IDB’s Climate Change and Sustainability Division, during the third instalment of the Tourism in the Caribbean: Stories from the field during COVID-19 podcast. Despite its devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in … [Read more...] about 5 ideas to create a sustainable tourism sector from Barbados to the Galápagos
Climate Change & Environment
I’ve been an avid consumer of Covid-19 news, it’s been fascinating in a number of ways. Especially if you remove yourself from the reality of it, this is quite a historic. When you survey the countries and their responses it makes you realize that situations like these reveal our true character. At the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, we’ve been talking about building … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons We Believe Post Covid-19 Tourism Can Be Better Than Ever
When natural disasters strike, there are obvious immediate impacts. But long after the attention of the world shifts elsewhere, the effects of disasters like hurricanes, continue to negatively impact the growth and sustainability of Caribbean countries.One of the sectors that suffers the most is Tourism, which in many cases relies on physical attractiveness and the availability … [Read more...] about Protecting Tourism in the Caribbean through Smarter Crisis Management and Response Systems
Hurricane Dorian’s impact on The Bahamas is a reminder that natural disasters can cause devastating loss of life and property, and impacted countries could have urgent financing needs for emergency response following a catastrophic event. The Inter-American Development Bank’s Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) is designed to provide a financial … [Read more...] about What is the Contingent Credit Facility?
Through an airplane window, it’s easy to see why the world calls this place Paradise. I travel often for work and from my seat in the sky I have come to know the beautiful topography of the Caribbean: Guyana’s lush green, Barbados’ turquoise shores, Trinidad’s northern range. Each landscape is unique; all different members of the same family. And while I am proud to be part of … [Read more...] about When it hits home