Leading the Way – Destination St. Kitts

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 and economic responsibility that must be maintained to sustain a thriving travel trade.

This session delves into how the Forum’s host nation, St. Kitts, has tackled common issues for Small Island Developing States and created truly sustainable solutions to maintain this balance.

Since the adoption of tourism as the primary economic driver of the island in 2005, St. Kitts has been a leader in sustainable tourism development and destination management with the implementation of a range of holistic and progressive initiatives that address environmental, economic and sociocultural sustainability. Such solutions include international partnerships, the adoption of community tourism and education programs and groundbreaking initiatives such as The Heart of St. Kitts Foundation and Sustainability Charter.