Caribbean Tourism In a Crisis

A REQUEST for the funding of a $188 million marketing drive aimed at reviving the slumping Caribbean tourism sector, will be among several measures sought by key tourism stakeholders at the Caricom Heads of Government meeting in July.

Speaking at the 17th meeting of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism at the Isla Verde Holiday Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St Lucia’s Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Senator Allen Chastanet, lambasted the failure of successive Caribbean governments to tap into the potential of the tourism market.

“This debate must stop. We need to step out of the box and take a very different perspective.
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