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Sub‐regional Capacity Building workshop on Sustainable Tourism for the Caribbean

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 at 10:30
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A “Sub‐regional Capacity Building workshop on Sustainable Tourism for the Caribbean” took place online on 23 and 30 November 2021, organized by The World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office in Kingston and Havana in cooperation with the University of the West Indies and Barbados National Commission for UNESCO.

The main aim of the workshop was to strengthen the capacities of the World Heritage site managers and other key stakeholders, such as tourism management authorities, for planning and managing sustainable tourism at World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative List in the English speaking Caribbean SIDS. In particular;

  • Improve the capacity of key stakeholders to implement sustainable tourism planning and visitor management solutions and create and promote authentic tourism products and services.
  • Foster regional integration and transboundary tourism development and promotion through increased networking.

The workshop was capacity building and networking programme that brings together World Heritage and tourism stakeholders from the Caribbean for an interactive discussion, and the learning sessions include the first two topics found in the UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit:

  1. Understanding Tourism at your Destination (23 November 2021)
  2. Developing a strategy for progressive change (30 November 2021) 

 The workshop is financially supported by the Japanese Funds-in-Trust within the framework of “SIDS Capacity Building Project: Safeguarding Heritage in the Caribbean through Developing Sustainable Tourism Strategies” project.

Download the concept note here