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Viewing posts from : February 2017

Caribbean Tourism Arrivals hit All-Time High

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Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average.  “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 per cent in 2016, better than the 3.9 per […]

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The UN Declares 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development

By admin | Blog, CAST Green Corner, Strategic Partner, Sustainability | 0 Comments

Written by Denaye Hinds, OBM International With the UN dedicating 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development (STDP) there is much discussion about what sustainable tourism is. At OBMI we believe Sustainable Tourism Development is when all aspects of tourism’s impact are considered while developing a plan for new, improved or re-imagined tourism. This […]

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Responsible Food Purchasing: Four Steps towards Sustainability for the Hospitality Sector

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For many countries, tourism provides a significant source of foreign exchange and foreign direct investment. If managed sustainably, tourism can make an important contribution towards conserving natural and cultural heritage resources, generating and distributing wealth equitably, empowering the disadvantaged, generating jobs and supporting infrastructure development. More than most sectors, the hospitality sector is often under pressure […]

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programe for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

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Today Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced the launch of its new accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the 3-week programme […]

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