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STDF starts tourism awareness campaign

ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius (12 November, 2015) – As part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) Month of Tourism, St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) will conduct a community-tourism awareness campaign, with the theme “I am Tourism.” During the campaign, persons in the community will be given the opportunity to express their beliefs and commitment to the Statia tourism product. “I am Tourism,” is the first topic of STDF’s awareness campaign, which will continue until mid-2016. Every month a different topic will be highlighted in the areas of sports tourism, agro-tourism, “voluntourism,” heritage tourism and community tourism. The objective of the programme is to create tourism awareness within the community to get citizens more tourism-minded and involved through stimulated activities and information. STDF will launch the one-minute “I am Tourism” film today, Thursday. “Tourism is one of the largest growing sectors in the world and Statia represents an authenticity that a lot of Caribbean destinations do not have today. The island is on the cutting-edge of tourism development and government has recognized that tourism is one of the major key economic pillars in the Caribbean. As a Caribbean island, Statia deserves a slice of the tourism pie,” according to STDF. “Our tourism product is exactly what we have to offer, and for that reason throughout the next several months STDF will promote the different aspects of tourism existing on the island,” said director Charles Lindo. “STDF believes that if not all, at least some folks will learn how to like and later love this tourism flavour.”

About the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation

The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation is the agency responsible for promoting and developing tourism on St. Eustatius. The mission is to get the island Government to lend greater priority to tourism by providing adequate funding to effectively and efficiently promote tourism in key markets; ensuring a quality tourism product by introducing and controlling the minimum standard requirements; preparing future generations to take on greater responsibilities within this sector by means of teaching tourism as a subject on levels of the education system.

The STDF office is located at Fort Oranje, Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean. Tel +599 318 2433, Fax +599 318 2433, [email protected]
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