The Caribbean’s celebration of World Tourism Day, brings together practicing professionals from the tourism public and private sector, academia and regional and international development partners to share perspectives, best practices and insights on the theme for World Tourism day 2023 ‘Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity’. The theme as designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), highlights the need for more and better-targeted investments to enable tourism to deliver on its promise and potential as a driver for social and economic development and responsible environmental management.
For the Caribbean, it underscores the need for the regional public and private sectors to provide opportunities for self-development with a focus on future skills for tourism to meet the ever changing market demands, which continue to be influenced by green technologies and Artificial Intelligence. It further reiterates the call for the sector to accelerate climate action, while championing greater sustainability and responsibility for the Planet, in tourism activities. Moreover, it places emphasis on equitable and inclusive growth, in parallel with tourism product diversification towards ensuring greater economic resilience.
View recording of forum on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Nf0foCCfAqg?si=aK8ttPq-D5jLAMGb
Caribbean World Tourism Day 2023 Partners
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association: https://caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/
University of the West Indies: https://www.uwi.edu/
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States: https://www.oecs.org/en/
Caribbean Broadcasting Union: https://www.caribroadcastunion.org/
International Institute of Tourism Studies: https://business.gwu.edu/research/IITS
Hibiscus International: http://www.hibiscusinternational.com/