As the 2012 Sustainable Tourism Awards approach (nominations close Janauary 31), TravelMole is highlighting a variety of sustainable tourism best practice cases from around the Caribbean. Here’s the list:
• A fishing community [Bluefields Bay] on Jamaica’s South Coast taking action to regenerate its nearby marine environment
• Developing agrotourism in the Caribbean. Key elements include farm-based tourism, community tourism, agro-heritage tourism, agro-trade, culinary tourism and health and wellness tourism
• Saint Lucia recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art visitor attraction at La Place Carenage in the Castries harbor< • Guyana will be the proud host of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-13) from 15-18 April, 2012
• St. Eustatius, also known as Statia, is a virtual undiscovered ‘gold mine’ for sustainable tourism in the Caribbean
• Spice Basket is Grenada’s newest and most talked about attraction—providing a cultural experience for both visitors and locals alike
• Two Community Tourism leaders who lead active organizations have teamed up to offer visitors a novel, experiential educational vacation in Jamaica ‘Home of Community Tourism’
• A Bahamian hotelier believes investing in environmental protection and management is integral to conserving the Caribbean’s fragile habitat.