Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Making Caribbean Tourism Sustainable — And What It Means

The Beachcombers hotel in St Vincent was home to a major Caribbean conference on sustainable development.

By Julie Bielenberg
CJ Contributor

ST VINCENT – It was perhaps fitting that the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism was delayed by a storm.

What was then-Tropical Storm Dorian delayed the beginning of the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 2019 sustainability conference at the Beachcombers Hotel in St Vincent, highlighting the need for a more sustainable — and resilient — Caribbean region.

But what the return of this eminently relevant conference showed was that sustainability is not just about the climate.

It’s about people.