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The Organization of American States in conjunction with the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR) and in collaboration with the Jamaica Ministry of Tourism, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, and the University of the West Indies invites your participation in a:

High-Level Policy Forum

to Review and Respond to Findings and Recommendations from Recent Research aimed at….

Building the Resilience of Small Tourism Enterprises (STE) in the Caribbean to Disasters

July 20-21, 2022

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Three Plenary Sessions Will Focus on:
  • Findings and Recommendations from over 500 Caribbean STEs and Tourism Stakeholders – Reviewing and Responding to Findings and Recommendations to Help Accelerate Business Continuity from Future Crisis
  • Crisis Communications Strategies for STEs – Review Launching of a “Model Post-Disaster ‘Open for Business Guide’ to help build STE Resilience
  • Business Continuity Planning, Impact Assessment and Recovery Strategies – Planning, Tools and Team Strategies to Accelerate Recovery


Who Should Attend?

  • Ministers, Directors, Permanent Secretaries and Senior Government Representatives responsible for tourism
  • Permanent Secretaries, Directors and Senior Government Representatives responsible for emergency and crisis management
  • Owners and Operators of Small Tourism Enterprises including: hotel and accommodation providers, attraction/excursion/tour operators, restaurants, transportation providers, craft vendors
  • Members of the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR)
  • National Hotel and Tourism Associations, Small Tourism-Related Enterprises Organizations, Education and Training Institutions focused on STE development
  • Supporting Stakeholder and Value-Chain Partners – including representatives from chain hotels, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators


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