Sustainable Tourism

STC 2019 Presentations

Papers from the 2019 STC conference are here:

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Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum 2017 - St Kitts

View the Forum presentations, photos and videos at the links below.


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  1. Leading The Way – Destination St. Kitts
  2. Tourism Resiliency through Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
  3. Innovative Models & Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism
  4. Leading the Way – CTO in Action
  5. S.M.A.R.T Destinations: Using Climate as an Opportunity
  6. Tourism Recovery Roundtable
  7. Climate and Disaster Management
  8. Communicating Sustainability Workshop – To Be Supplied
  9. Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Model – To Be Supplied


  1. Opening Reception
  2. Keynote Address & Day 1 Sessions
  3. Day 2 Sessions:
  4. Awards Dinner
  5. CTO-CDB Strategic Consultations
  6. St. Kitts Delegate Tours:


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  1. Keynote Speaker Presentation
  2. Interview Highlights Compilation – Day 1
  3. Interview Highlights Compilation – Day 2
  4. Individual Delegate Interviews
  5. Forum Opening Ceremony
S.T. Technical Committee Presentations

Bermuda, April 2011

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation System for Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean Tourism Sector  —
Joanne Persad – Project Coordinator, CDEMA

GEF-IWCAM: Linking Water Resources, Coastal Areas & the Tourism Product in the Caribbean

Caribbean Carnival Conference Championships —  Dr. Vijay Ramlal Rai, President World Carnival Commission (WCC)

Travel Forever –  The new global standard for sustainable tourism  —Global Sustainable Tourism Council

 October 2010

CCRIF: A Natural Catastrophe Risk Insurance Mechanism for Caribbean Nations

Remarks on Sustainable Tourism MarketingAndy Dumaine, President, Shrinkingfootprint

Barbados, May 2010

What is CHENACT?Loreto Duffy-Mayers, CHENACT Project Manager

The CARIBSAVE Partnerships & Climate Change: A Sectoral Approach to Vulnerability and ResilienceDr. Murray Simpson, CEO & Co-Director CARIBSAVE Partnership

Rural Livelihoods and AgrotourismEna Harvey, Hemispheric Specialist – Agrotourism, IICA

Responsible TravelGraham Mackenzie,

The Travel Foundation at a GlanceTravel Foundation

STC 14: Trinidad 2013

Keynote SpeechCarlos Vogeler, Regional Director of the Americas, UNWTO

The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership InitiativeJudi Clarke,  The CARIBSAVE Partnership

Partnership strategies to Increase Profitability and Visitor Spending Hugh Cresser & Associates

Towards Long Term Sustainability for Caribbean Tourism, Challenges and Opportunities Willard Phillips, UN-ECLAC

Promoting Entrepreneurship through Festivals: Exploitation of the mango from seed to tableGia Gaspard-Taylor, President Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad & Tobago (NRWP)

Tourist-Flow Biological Biodiversity” in Small Island Developing StatesSonja S. Teelucksingh & Patrick K. Watson, UWI, Trinidad & Tobago

Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary: Now and ThenWolde Kristos, Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society

Good Agro Tourism PracticesAlison Godwin, Grand Agro Tourism Ltd.

Creating & Managing Sustainable Caribbean Destinations: The Midtown St Petersburg Case StudyShrimatee Ojah-Maharaj

A Green Globe Travelife Gold ISO 14001 Certified ResortEwald Biemans, Bucuti & Tara Resorts

Punta Cana ResortJake Kheel, Environmental Director, Grupo PUNTACANA

Advancing Destination Sustainability & Profitability During Economic DownturnDr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing, Premier and Minister of Tourism, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & StatisticsMartha Honey, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Tourism – A tool for Conservation- A partnership ApproachSuzan Lakhan, Nature Seekers

Partnerships in the Development of AgrotourismEna Harvey, IICA

Marketing Responsible Tourism ProductsTrudi Pearce, Head of Destination Partnerships,

Building Sucessful Tourism Destination NetworkNildamarie Díaz Hiraldo, MBA Deputy Director, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Quality and Educational Affairs, Puerto Rico Tourism Company

STC 14 Rapporteurs Report

The Seven Rules of Green MarketingGreen Team, Hugh Hough

Tourism, Sea Turtles and the Environment as a catalyst for Developing Sustainable CommunitiesDr. Allan Bachan 

CTO Crest Symposium 2014


All presentations are available on the following website:

Gail Henry: Opening Ceremony Remarks

CWA Agrotourism Seminar, 2013, Guyana

Final Report-Investing in Agrotourism Development in the Caribbean Region

Food Tourism in the Caribbean: Unlocking the Potential ~ Gail Henry, Sustainable Tourism Product Specialist, CTO

Linking Local Production with the Tourism Industry in the Caribbean ~ Gail Henry

CTO UNEP Sustainable Tourism Symposium 2012

Opening RemarksGail Henry, CTO Sustainable Tourism Specialist

EU Delegation to the Caribbean – Presentation to Symposium

Recommendations for Sustainable Tourism Activities in the Caribbean; Advancing Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean: A Regional Progress ReportGail Henry, Sustainable Tourism Specialist, CTO

A 3-Dimensional View of Sustainable Tourism:The Blue Print for DestinationsDeirdre Shurland, Senior Consultant, UNEP, Coordinator, Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism makes business and economic senseEddy Silva, Conservation and Sustainable Tourism Specialist, The Nature Conservancy

Building Sustainable Tourism WorldwideGlobal Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

OECS Common Tourism Policy – Sustainable Tourism ActionsLorraine Nicholas

Innovations and Performance Sustainability in the Private Sector, The Crane

CDB: Financing Sustainable Tourism ProjectsAndrew F. Dupigny, Divisional Chief (Ag.) Economic Infrastructure Division

IDB: Advancing Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean RegionMr. Desmond Thomas, Lead Economist

Sustainable Tourism Programming – Group SessionSheree-Ann Adams, Leeds Metropolitan University

The Tourism Sector & the Green EconomyMr. Allan Franklin, Ministry of Tourism, Senior Research Officer (a.g.)

Situation analysis of the sustainable tourism priorities of CTO member countriesSherma Roberts, Janice Cumberbatch and Catrina Hinds

Small Tourism Enterprises Network (STEN)OAS Representative to Barbados – Mr. Francis McBarnette

STC 12: Bermuda 2011

Caribbean Community Climate Change CentreDr U Trotz

Shirlene Nibbs, Managing Director of Nibbs and Associates

Bermuda Government presentation

Heritage Matters Dr Edward Harris

Rapporteurs Report

Bermuda Cultural Map Frances Marshall

Save the Planet, Save Your Money: Cutting Costs through Responsible Resource UseBill Meade

Haven’t Been There, Done That: How Experiential Tourism is Transforming the Travel ExperienceJudy Karwacki, Small Planet Consulting

Making Green “Work” for BermudaRita Healy, The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

The Sustainability Report Card: How to Avoid GreenWashingJacqueline Kuehnel, JK Consulting Enterprises

Tourism Master Plan for BarbadosNicole Alleyne, Ag. Chief Tourism Development Office, Barbados

The Power of PartnershipsThomas Meller, MARTI

Travel Forever The new global standard for sustainable tourismGlobal Sustainable Tourism Council

STC 11: Barbados 2010

STC-11- Rapporteur’s Report

Terestella González Denton, Caribbean Round: Public-Private Sector Cooperation for Innovative & Sustainable Tourism

Maximizing the Potential of Heritage Tourism in the Caribbean — Dr. Keith Nurse, Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre

Keith Nurse, Part 1,   Keith Nurse Part 2;   Keith Nurse Part 3; Keith Nurse- Part 4

The Green FrontierAndy Dumaine, Shrinking FootPrint

Path to World Heritage Designation: The Barbados Case StudyAlissandra Cummins, Director, Barbados Museum & Historical Society

UNESCO Opportunities for Cultural Heritage Tourism Development in the CaribbeanKwame Boafo, Director UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean

The CARIBSAVE Partnership & Climate Change: A Sectoral Approach to Vulnerability & ResilienceDr. Murray Simpson, CEO and Co-Director CARIBSAVE Partnership

Mary Mahon-Jones, President, Mahon & Jones Associates -–North American Tourist, Part 1 ;    North American Tourist (Part 2);

Global Standards for TourismErika Harms, Executive Director, Tourism Sustainability Council (TSC), UN Foundation

Opportunities for Sustainable Investment and Financing in Tourism: The SIFT NetworkErica Allis, Consultant, UNEP’s Division of Technology,Industry and Economics

The Tsunami Experience: Are there Opportunities to be grabbed in a crisis or disaster ?Jean-Marc Flambert, Director, Your Tourism Partner Limited

Jonathan Tourtellot, Director, and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler:
Keynote Address – Tourtellot Part 1,   Tourtellot Part 2Tourtellot Part 3Tourtellot Part 4, Tourtellot Part 5 (29MB total)

Turks & Caicos Since STC 10Brian Been, Senior Product Development Officer, TCI

STC 10: Turks & Caicos 2008 ; Heritage Development Workshop

The Sustainable Dive MarketStephen Broadbelt

Climate Change and Sustainable Coastal Tourism in the Caribbean:Impacts, Adaptation and MitigationDr. Murray Simpson

Sustainability & The Cruise LinesMs. Elaine Heldewier

Disaster Risk Managment: Coastal Communities & Tourism DevelopmentJeremy Collymore, Coordinator, CDERA

Policies & Tools for Sustainable TourismRichard Denman

Nature’s Investment Bank: Marine Protected Areas & Poverty ReductionEleanor Phillips

Strategies for Managing Marine Sites and AttractionsJames Azueta

Sustainability – The Tour Operator’s RoleEileen Donnelly

The Turks & Caicos Conservation Fund: Financing the preservation effort of our National TreasuresWesley Clerveaux

Turks & Caicos Government Policy perspective and Environmental ManagementJudith Campbell

Preservation of Our National Treasures The Role of Non-governmental OrganizationsMs. Ethlyn Gibbs – Williams

Green Globe Presentation

Coral reef protection and management (Coral Reef Alliance, CORAL)Rick MacPherson

Bonaire’s Award Acceptance SpeechLieutenant Governor Herbert Domacasse

Audio– David Suzuki Keynote Speech

UWI/EBCCI Heritage Tourism Workshop: Barbados, March 2009

Good Practices in Community-Based Tourism in the CaribbeanGail Henry, Sustainable Tourism Specialist, CTO

Heritage Tourism Workshop 2008, Barbados

Barbados Museum as Tourism ProductKevin Farmer

Mapping the Journey to SuccessJo-Anne Tull

Perspectives and Challenges of Heritage Tourism DevelopmentDr. Michael Scantlebury

Sustainable Strategic Business Management ModelsKeith Nurse

The Importance of Story in Heritage TourismGladstone Yearwood