Caribbean World Tourism Day 2021

 

As the Caribbean continues to wrestle with the global pandemic and its unprecedented impacts on Caribbean tourism, it is critical that regional tourism stakeholders, related businesses, academia and development partners directly and indirectly attached to the Caribbean tourism value chain work together to further deliberate on  current and pressing issues facing the growth of Caribbean tourism. Moreover, it is crucial that these deliberations result in innovative and creative solutions, committed actions and results that would aid in the robust recovery of the sector and tourism resilience building efforts.

This virtual one-day conference will commemorate World Tourism Day 2021 through an unprecedented collaborative approach among agencies that play a role in contributing to the social and economic development of the region. This event is a powerful demonstration from these agencies of their commitment to the sustainability and inclusive growth of the Caribbean tourism sector.

The objective is to provide an opportunity for meaningful discussions among Public and Private Sector Caribbean Tourism Industry Stakeholders including tourism businesses, policy makers, destinations planners and marketers, regional and international development partners, media, academia and civil society on the rebuilding and futuristic outlook for Caribbean tourism.

Registration is free for all attendees.

Objectives

  • To commemorate World Tourism Day 2021 through a collaborative initiative among key development agencies that support tourism in the Caribbean thereby demonstrating the 2021 theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”;

  • To provide an opportunity for meaningful discussions among tourism businesses, policy makers, destinations planners and marketers, regional and international tourism partners, academia and civil society on the rebuilding and futuristic outlook for Caribbean tourism;

  • To promote a shift in perspective as it relates to the current and future development of Caribbean tourism through information sharing and the exchange of knowledge and experiences;

  • To foster an action-oriented mindset among regional tourism stakeholders regarding the inclusive development and growth of Caribbean tourism;

  • To execute a Caribbean Inclusive Tourism Development Partnership declaration among all collaborating agencies to signal a new dawn of partnerships and advocacy for the successful rebuilding of Caribbean tourism.

Partners

Various regional development partners will present a united front and showcase the strong support for Caribbean tourism recovery and future resilience.

Organizers of the virtual event include the Caribbean Tourism Organization, University of the West Indies, Association of Caribbean States, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Public Health Agency, Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Inter-American Development Bank, Organisation of American States, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the United Nations Development Programme for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.