The proceedings of the Seventh Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-7), which opens here tonight, will be broadcast to a global audience via the Internet, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced.
ÊLive audio and video of the conference plenary sessions and workshops will be available to the general public at www.multiculturalradio.org and the CTO intranet site, www.onecaribbean.org, the regional tourism body said.
“The Sustainable Tourism Conference is a very important component of the information dissemination and regional awareness programme of CTO’s strategy for sustainable tourism development in the region,” said Karen Ford-Warner, the organisation’s acting secretary general. “Live audio and video streaming of STC-7 is a significant breakthrough which helps us take the message of sustainable tourism to a much wider audience.”
The CTO is working with the New York-based communications company, We are the Caribbean Media Services, to make the web casting possible.
“Our contribution to the conference enhances or showcases to a wider audience the economic benefits of sustainable tourism,” said David Cumberbatch, a partner at We are the Caribbean.
“A conference such as this sheds light on the positive economic impacts of sustainable tourism as it relates to foreign exchange earnings, contributions to government revenues,
and generation of employment and business opportunities,” he added.