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    The 2007 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award

    By Keith R | March 9, 2007

    Topics: Sustainable Tourism | No Comments »

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    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Islands Magazine have announced the opening of nominations for the “Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award” for 2007.

    The award, open to persons, organizations and companies in CTO member countries, recognizes unique and attractive tourism products that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values, and which help to enhance tourism product offerings.

    Tourism projects must satisfy five of nine core areas in order to qualify for consideration for the Islands Magazine/CTO Sustainable Tourism Award. These are:

    In addition, bonus points will be awarded to submissions that demonstrate innovation and originality.

    A panel of regional and international tourism and environmental specialists will select the winning projects and the Award will be presented at the 9th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, to be held in the Cayman Islands, 21-24 May 2007, at the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman. The Conference’s theme is “Health and Wellness: Communities, Environments & Economies.” It is organized by CTO in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, and is co-financed by the European Union (EU) within the framework of the Caribbean Regional Sustainable Tourism Development Programme (CRSTDP).*

    The closing date for receipt of submissions at the CTO Headquarters in Barbados is 31 March 2007.

    Further information on the awards program is available at the various National Tourist Offices in CTO member countries.

    * The CRSTDP is a three-year, 8 million EU-funded program jointly implemented by CTO, the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) and the Dominican Republic’s Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University (Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra – PUCMM). The CRSTDP aims at “fostering the sustainability and competitiveness of the Caribbean tourism sector through the establishment of a sustainable development policy framework.”

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