Barbados Hosts Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development

The 11th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-11) will take place on  on May, 9-12, 2010, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados, and is being organized in collaboration with the Government of Barbados. Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson will deliver the keynote address at the opening of the conference.

This annual conference is part of the information dissemination and regional awareness component of CTO’s Strategy for Sustainable Tourism. It looks at how member states can design and implement sustainable tourism policies and programs, offering a regional forum for information exchange on the successes and pitfalls of national, regional, and international initiatives. The conference brings together regional and international tourism specialists, ministers of government, and developmental experts from the cultural, environmental, and academic spheres and local communities to share their experiences and offer solutions to the problems in the development of sustainable tourism. This year’s conference will examine critical issues relating to sustainability and will explore creative solutions to many of the challenges facing CTO Member Countries, including the effects of climate change.

This year’s STC-11 theme is “Keeping the Right Balance: Creating Opportunities Through a World Class Sustainable Tourism Product.”

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