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Newsletter July 2022 – CAST

CHTA President Presents at WTTC Sustainable Investment Summit

Describing the opportunities and challenges presented to the Caribbean tourism industry from climate change, CHTA President Nicola Madden Greig challenged the industry and the region to adapt to the new sustainable environment and shifting traveler expecations, making adjustments to investments, operations, and marketing, and aligning efforts with the sustainable goals adopted by the UNWTO and the recent Glasgow Agreement.  She presented in a session titled ‘Fuel for the Future’.


CAST Endorses “Hotel Sustainability Basics”:

Tools and Info Recently Released by WTTC to Support Your Sustainability Efforts

Caribbean hoteliers can tap into new tools and information recently released by the World Travel and Tourism Council to guide their company thru a comprehensive operational approach towards becoming a more sustainable business.  These resources are complimentary and aim to contribute to a more efficient, cost-effective, responsible operation, demonstrating your commitment to sustainable practices.  Access these resources here.


TNC and CHTA/CAST Unveil Guide to Coral Reef Restoration for the Tourism Industry

Did you know that coral reef associated tourism (diving, snorkling, beaching, sailing) generates more than $7.9 billiong annually in the region and over the past three decades half of the world’s coral reefs have disappeared?  These and other factors prompted CHTA and CAST to team up with The Nature Conservancy, with support from the United Nations Environmental Program, and last month they released ‘A Guide to Coral Reef Restoration for the Tourism Industry’.  This useful guide walks businesses, govenrments and communities through key steps and practices they can undertake to effectively manage, protect and renew coral reefs.  The guide was developed with the input of the industry and the scientific community over the past 18 months.  Get your copy here.


CIMH Quarterly Climatic Bulletin for Tourism Streamlined to Support Your Planning

Through a collaboration with the industry, led by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology with CHTA and the Caribbean Tourism Organization, you can access the quarterly Overview and Outlook for Key Caribbean Climatic Activities.  This valuable planning tool provides scientific forecasts, geographically broken down into Caribbean sub-regions on the outlook for rainfall, drought, sargassum, hurricanes, health and vector illnesses to help guide strategic and operational decisions by companies and jurisdictions.  Access the latest bulletin here.


CHTA/CAST and CTO Team Up to Present Hurricane Readiness Sessions

The region’s leading tourism-related public and private sector organizations teamed up in June to present two virtual learning sessions looking at the outlook for this year’s hurricane season and covering readiness plans, challenges and best practices to support destination and company efforts to plan and reduce the recovery time should a storm affect them.  CHTA and CAST provide a number of planning guides and tools to support disaster readiness and response planning by the industry which can be accessed here.

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