Thursday, October 4, 2018

Bill Clinton Urges Caribbean on “Critical” Role of Travel and Tourism

Clinton addressing delegates at the State of the Industry conference at Atlantis this week.

By Alexander Britell

PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever.

That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday when he addressed the delegates at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau via video.

“I know I don’t need to tell you what a critical role travel and tourism plays in the Caribbean,” Clinton said, pointing to tourism’s 15 percent share of regional gross domestic product, a number that is even higher in some countries.

After last year’s pair of severe hurricanes, it’s even more important to ensure that this industry is strengthened, he said.  Read more >>