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Sustainable Tourism

2013 – Trinidad & Tobago

Keynote Speech —  Carlos Vogeler, Regional Director of the Americas, UNWTO

The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative —  Judi Clarke,  The CARIBSAVE Partnership

Partnership strategies to Increase Profitability and Visitor Spending  – Hugh Cresser & Associates

Towards Long Term Sustainability for Caribbean Tourism, Challenges and Opportunities  — Willard Phillips, UN-ECLAC

Sustainable Destination Development: Oregon,USA ~ Kristin Dahl, Senior Manager, Destination Development, Travel Oregon

Promoting Entrepreneurship through Festivals: Exploitation of the mango from seed to table’– Gia Gaspard-Taylor, President Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWP)

Tourist-Flow Biological Biodiversity” in Small Island Developing States — Sonja S. Teelucksingh & Patrick K. Watson, UWI, Trinidad & Tobago

Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary: Now and Then — Wolde Kristos, Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society

Good Agro Tourism Practices — Alison Godwin, Grand Agro Tourism Ltd.

Creating & Managing Sustainable Caribbean Destinations: The Midtown St Petersburg Case Study — Shrimatee Ojah-Maharaj

A Green Globe Travelife Gold ISO 14001 Certified Resort  — Ewald Biemans, Bucuti & Tara Resorts

Punta Cana Resort – Jake Kheel, Environmental Director at Grupo PUNTACANA

Advancing Destination Sustainability & Profitability During Economic Downturn Dr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing, Premier and Minister of Tourism, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & StatisticsMartha Honey, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Tourism – A tool for Conservation- A partnership Approach — Suzan Lakhan, Nature Seekers

Partnerships in the Development of Agrotourism – Ena Harvey, IICA

Marketing Responsible Tourism Products – Trudi Pearce, Head of Destination Partnerships,

Building Sucessful Tourism Destination NetworkNildamarie Díaz Hiraldo, MBA Deputy Director, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Quality and Educational Affairs, Puerto Rico Tourism Company

Rapporteurs Report – STC 14, 2013

The Seven Rules of Green Marketing – Green Team, Hugh Hough

Tourism, Sea Turtles and the Environment as a catalyst for Developing Sustainable Communities: — Dr. Allan Bachan 

Guyana Presentation:

2012 – Guyana

Download STC 13 Final Conference Report.

Download STC 13 Rapportuers Report

Climate Change Adaptation – Educating & Innovating for Tourism Sustainability — Dr. Maya Trotz – Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida

Guyana Mangrove Restoration ProjectAnnette Arjoon-Martins, Chairman, Mangrove Action Committee

Dr. Paulette Bynoe – Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and TobagoDownload Dr. Bynoe’s presentation.
Dr. Owen Day – Chief Technical Officer and Head of Biodiversity, The CARIBSAVE Partnership, Barbados and UK

Caribbean Challenge Initiative – Charting a new course for the Insular Caribbean’s marine and coastal environment – Eddy Silva – Sustainable Tourism Leader, The Nature Conservancy – Central Caribbean Program, Dominican Republic

Bermuda Since STC 12 – Charles Brown -Government of Bermuda: Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy

Caribsave Partnership Video:

Climate Change Impacts and Risks: The Challenge for Caribbean Ports. — Leonard Nurse – Senior Lecturer, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of the West Indies, Barbados and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Climate Change Adaption – Reducing the Vulnerability of Caribbean Tourism InfrastructureDr. David W. Randle – Coordinator, Masters in Global Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism Concentration, Patel School of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida and Lead Advisor (Florida), Sustainable Travel International

Insurance and Climate Change — Ravi Rambarran – Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor International, Kingston, Jamaica

Climate Change Adaptation – Reducing the Vulnerability of the Caribbean Tourism Infrastructure: The Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Lens. — Elizabeth Riley – Deputy Executive Director (Ag.) Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Barbados


The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)- Clean & Efficient Energy, Business Cases — Jennifer Baldwin, Research Fellow, Energy and Environment, Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Inter-American Development Group

CHENACT — Loreto Duffy-Mayers – Project Manager, Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Programme, Barbados & Dr. Ujjwal Bhattacharjee, Energy Consultant,  Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Programme, Tetra Tech Inc., USA

Waste to EnergyTony Fiddy – President, Waste to Energy Division and Regional Vice President for Europe and Africa, Naanovo Energy Inc., UK

Ensuring Sustainability in Community Tourism – Recommendations from the Rupununi Community Tourism Blue Print — Curtis Bernard, Technical Manager, Conservation International Guyana

The KfW Small Grants Project- Improving Livelihoods of Communities within and in proximity to Protected Areas —Sharifah Razack – Director of the Education, Information and Training Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Guyana

The jungle strikes back: balancing the image and sustaining the development of Caribbean tourismDonald Sinclair – Coordinator, Tourism, Transport, Infrastructure & Communication, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Tourism – A WWF Guianas Perspective — Dr. Patrick Williams – Country Manager, World Wildlife Fund, Guyana

Using Without Losing: People First Approach to Conservation – The Iwokrama Experience — Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar – Director, Resource Management and Training, Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

How to Craft, Deliver & Market Customer-Centric Sustainable Tourism Products — Judy Karwacki – President, Small Planet Consulting Inc., Canada

Building and Operating Biodiversity Friendly Hotels in the Caribbean — Giulia Carbone – Deputy Head, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland

Adventures in Sustainability — Antonio del Rosal – Executive Director Latin America, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Mexico

Agro & Culinary Toursim – Getting to the Next Level – Ena Harvey – Management Coordinator – Caribbean Region and Agrotourism Specialist, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Costa Rica

Morgan Opramolla & Laura McLoughlin – Students, University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA – New Haven Sustainability – Pandora Hotel

Asha Jannelle Jones – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Representative and Student , University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados – A Youth Perspective on the Impacts of Climate Change on Tourism and Possible Adaptation Strategies

Renee Spencer – Student, University of Guyana: Sustainable Tourism Development in Guyana – My Experience as a Volunteer