People, Planet and Profits - RVA at The Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference
Stina Herberg will speak at The annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development as 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 programmes offering a regional forum for information exchange on the successes and pitfalls of national, regional and international initiatives. Organized by the CTO, it has evolved from the Caribbean Ecotourism Conference held from 1991 to 1996."Keeping the Right Balance"
is the overall theme of our sustainable tourism conference, acknowledging that the sustainability of tourism in the Caribbean requires proper co-ordination and the co-operation of all stakeholders, and recognizing the need to maintain the balance between economic, environmental and socio-cultural development.
This year's conference themed: Keeping the Right Balance: Tourism Development in an Era of Diversification
comes amidst an intensified thrust to develop the Caribbean more sustainably. Stina Herberg will share lessons from Richmond Vale Academy as a "Champion of the Environment"
under the section – THE CARING ECONOMY: PEOPLE, PLANET AND PROFITS
The core of sustainability is an equitable balance between the needs of our society, our environment and our economy, a relationship which must be honored and respected if true Caribbean development is to be attained.
We CARE about our region, and with tourism as our core business a spirit of 'caring' must characterize every sustainability pillar. This session explores tangible best practice initiatives which exemplify the 3 Ps of sustainability across local, regional and international dimensions.