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The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) in conjunction with the Premier's Office of the Virgin Islands would like to issue an update on the reopening of Road Town Ferry Terminal to international ferry passengers.
UNESCO is calling on young professionals from Caribbean Small Island Developing States to join a platform that will address climate change, disaster management, and risk reduction in the region.
The Caribbean is marked by an abundance of natural resources and opportunities for international investment, but also faces challenges related to security, infrastructure, sustainable development, energy, and governance. Panelists will analyze the importance of Anglophone Caribbean political, economic, and strategic policy, and discuss its unique advantages and challenges related to global power politics; trade and technological asymmetries; energy sector expansion in oil and gas; and climate change.
Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region to help lessen the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Frank Comito has stepped down as CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) after guiding the association through the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several devastating hurricanes, and numerous global challenges impacting the region's top industry.
The Caribbean region is exposed to a high level of vulnerabilities due to the structure of its economies. In particular, the region is exposed on account of the high trade/GDP ratios, a heavy reliance on the foreign exchange earnings from the tourism sector, export-oriented resource-based industries, and financial remittances from diasporic communities which have been disproportionately impacted by the loss of lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CTO’s Webinar to formally launch the deliverables for the Supporting a Climate Smart and Sustainable Caribbean project can be viewed via the following link -
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As a worldwide vaccination program gathers pace, businesses across the world are starting to plan for a return to travel in 2021. Although it is challenging to predict how the next 12 months will play out, there are clear trends emerging in the wake of COVID-19.
Increased privacy and flexibility are two of the stand-out trends that data and analytics company GlobalData notes will shape the lodging industry in 2021, alongside longer stays, improved hygiene procedures, and more contactless technology. As 2020 draws to a close, Travel & Tourism Analyst Ralph Hollister offers his view on these trends.