Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum 2017


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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, is partnering with the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism to host a sustainable tourism forum, with a special focus on climate change.

THEME: Good for Us, Better for All

The 6-8 September Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF) is being held in observance of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and will bring together local, regional, and international representatives from public and private sector tourism entities, as well as development agencies that offer programming in sustainable tourism, for three days of interactive engagements. 


At its core, CSSTF is an initiative that aims to strengthen holistic destination management approaches in the Caribbean, and sessions will discuss topics including:

  • Tourism Resiliency through Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Climate Change as an Opportunity
  • Innovative Models & Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism
  • Risk Management for Sustainable Tourism

 Major elements of CSSTF will also include best practice sharing in building sustainably managed climate resilient Caribbean tourism products, as well as strategic consultations for a CTO climate adaptation project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank. The forum will also feature experiential field visits and culminates with the presentation ceremony for CTO’s 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards, in honour of regional sustainability champions.

The CTO is honoured to partner with St. Kitts and Nevis to host this forum, which will explore various facets of sustainable tourism, in view of the threats and opportunities for regional tourism development, as a result of climate variability and climate change,” said Amanda Charles, the CTO’s sustainable tourism specialist.