CLIMATE SMART SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FORUM CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  (2 Sept. 2017) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of St. Kitts and Nevis regret to advise of the cancellation of the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, scheduled for 6-8 September St. Kitts due to the threatening Hurricane Irma.

We have been monitoring the progress of the system, including its predicted path, and we have been forced to take this decision in the interest of the safety of our guests and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.

We will explore dates for rescheduling the event and we will advise of our decision in the near future.

In the meantime, the CTO and the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Tourism will offer a full refund of the registration fee to delegates who have paid their registration.

Delegates who were scheduled to travel to St. Kitts are advised to check with your airline and hotel regarding refunds.

What is CSSTF and Why Attend?

In observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the CTO and the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism are hosting a Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF) to examine Climate Change adaptation and mitigation and opportunities for Caribbean countries.

  • Enhance your working knowledge of sustainability models
  • Strengthen resiliency through adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Discover solutions that help your business to thrive
  • Network with the experts and forge relationships with partners
  • Experience St. Kitts with field visits

Strategic consultations will also be held for a CTO climate adaptation project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee will meet and the 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards will be presented. View the Forum’s Code of Conduct.

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Renowned Speakers and Experts

Program

The Forum runs from 6 - 8 September 2017.
Closed meetings for CTO government members will be held on Sept. 8th.
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Day 1
05 Sep 2017
Day 2
06 Sep 2017
Day 3
07 Sep 2017
Day 4
08 Sep 2017

Registration

All day registration.  

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Reception to be held at the Governor General’s official residence known as “Government House.”

Welcome Reception

To be held at the Governor General’s official residence known as “Government House.”

Leading the Way – Destination St. Kitts

While the Caribbean is best known for its enticing combination of sun, sea and sand, there is much more to the future of the region’s tourism industry than natural beauty.  There is a fragile balance between environmental resources, cultural preservation...
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Annette Esquibel
Carlene Henry-Morton

General Session I – Tourism Resiliency Through Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation

As a region largely characterised by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the effects of climate change is an everyday reality for all Caribbean citizens. With most of tourism’s resources heavily dependent on our natural landscapes it is important that we...
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Thema Ward
Dr. Halla Sahely
Martha Honey
Dr. Ulric Trotz

Coffee Break & Special Exhibition

Awards Logo Finalists In the Caribbean, Sustainable Tourism Development is understood as “the optimal use of natural, cultural, social and financial resources for national development on an equitable and self-sustaining basis to provide a unique visitor experience and an improved...
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General Session II – S.M.A.R.T Destinations: Using Climate as an Opportunity

As the world continues to evolve, it provides the opportunity for us to take a step back and reevaluate where we are going as an industry. The threat of Climate Change has created opportunities for restructuring how we do business...
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Loreto Duffy-Mayers
John Marcocchio
K. Denaye Hinds
Dr. Roché Mahon
12:40 - 13:50

Luncheon – All Delegates

Special Presentation – Students Colloquium

Hear from the winners of the Students’ Colloquium 2017 that took place at Caribbean Week -New York, from June 5 – 9. The Students Colloquium is a competition designed to engage the future leaders of the Caribbean, studying at the...
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General Session III – Innovative Models & Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is a dynamic and continuously evolving industry as travellers are constantly looking for newer, more gratifying experiences which offer value for money. Equally important, these experiences must not compromise the integrity of the host destination’s environment and culture, which...
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Diannille Taylor-Williams
Ena Harvey
Greg Phillip
Danker Kolijn

General Session IV – Risk Management for Sustainable Tourism

One of the main concerns for travelers is the safety and security of their person and property while travelling abroad. Our breathtaking beauty is the cornerstone of the Caribbean tourism product, however, we are also faced with diverse challenges, which...
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Issac Anthony
Dr. Lisa Indar
Hyacinth Armstrong-Vaughn
Elizabeth Riley

Stakeholders Speak Out

Stakeholders Speak Out

Free Evening / Movie Screening

Free Evening for All Delegates or Movie Screening

Leading the Way – CTO In Action

The Caribbean Tourism Organization remains committed to being a leading advocate for increased sustainable and innovative tourism practices across the region. We are excited to showcase efforts of the CTO in fulfillment of our mandate to serve the region as...
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Hugh Riley
Dr. Peter Schuhmann

General Session V – Moving Tourism Development Beyond National Borders

Strong relationships are key to enhancing brand visibility and recognition in the global marketplace. In this session, we look at the work being done by regional and international tourism partners to forge deeper relationships and strengthen partnerships among countries to...
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Arno Boersma
Geoff Bolan
Kimberly Connaghan

Special Presentation – Primary School Writing Competition Winners

Hear the compelling tourism stories of the four winning entrants from CTO’s Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition. Winners hail from Montserrat, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago, and are between the ages of 8 –...
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Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

Workshops – Group Sessions

Communicating Sustainability with Rob Holmes Learn how to market and promote your sustainability brand through authentic storytelling with award winning Rob Holmes.  This exciting and educational workshop explores key skill sets for destination marketing.  An essential tool to inspire and...
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Rob Holmes
Diana Ruiz

STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT / WRAP UP

Stakeholders speak out / Wrap up

Study Tours (Lunch on Study Tour Site)

Brimstone Hill National Fortress National Park Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Over the course of 100 years, it became an almost natural outgrowth of the 800-foot hill from...
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CTO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS PRESENTATION 2017

These Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Member Countries which have developed responsible and unique tourism...
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STTC Meeting & Elections

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

Coffee Break

Coffee break

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation & Feedback Session I

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.  

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation & Feedback Session II

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.
12:30 - 13:30

Luncheon – All Delegates

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentations & Feedback Session IIII

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation and Feedback Session IV

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Open Dialogue & Working Coffee Break

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Wrap Up

Friday 8th September meetings are reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

Free Evening for All Delegates

Free Evening for All Delegates

Venue

Ocean Terrace Inn
Wigley Ave., Fortlands, Bassterre, St. Kitts
+1-246-427-5242acharles / pembertonk @caribtourism.com

Tickets

Local Delegates
150.00 USD

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CTO Government Members
500.00 USD

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CTO Allied & Affiliate Members
650.00 USD

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Non CTO Members
800.00 USD

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