St Kitts and Nevis: The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has been working and making efforts to boost tourism and sustainable tourism. While moving towards the establishment of sustainable tourism, the ministry of tourism held a National Dialogue with different stakeholders in the tourism sector on March 29, 2022.
The interaction has also been joined by the Bureau of Standards and the CARICOM Regional Organisation of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and outlined various aspects of the upliftment of sustainable tourism in the country.
Further, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Carlene Henry-Morton in the twin-island Federation, also addressed the opening ceremony on March 29, 2022, in action toward sustainable tourism with a sense of responsibility.
While addressing the event, Morton noted, “This is a call to action, and it is time to come together of the critical stakeholders of key players, there is great need of the engagement with each other in the frank discussion to create the platform in order to listen to ideas of each other and further shares the basic concerns with the each other also talks about the collective vision we have for the present and future f the very great sector called tourism.”
She further affirmed that the ministry expects interactive exchanges after sharing the vision of how tourism impacts and is impacted by so many factors and sectors which include various sectors of the field such as agriculture, infrastructure, education, sports, entertainment, health, transport, and leisure.
The Permanent Secretary also expressed, “I expect thought-provoking, a very frank discussion which we all are seeking to adopt practical concrete approaches in order to uplit the resilient, sustainable, viable and enviable tourism industry and product.”
She also added that various discussions are critically important as the Federation has made incredible efforts to recover and robust the tourism sector in the midst of the global pandemic called the COVID-19 viral infection.