The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean States and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will be hosting the Fifth Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development at the St. Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Resort, St. Kitts and Nevis, from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th of September, 2003.
The theme for the Conference is “Embracing our Heritage in the Greater Caribbean”, understanding that the regions rich cultural and natural heritage is what sets the Caribbean apart from the rest of the world’s warm weather destinations.
The region has not fully realised and utilised the potential of this heritage to correctly market the uniqueness of its product in the competitive global tourism market.
Heritage sites, protected areas and the participation of the tourism industry stakeholders will be the special focus of the Conference. Each session will explore how proper planning and management of natural and cultural endowments - coined our heritage - will guarantee the sustainability of Caribbean products and ultimately, the tourism industry.
These discussions will be illustrated by a series of local, national, regional and international best practices (case studies).
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