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Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017
The Caribbean tourism ministry also said to work closely together to resolve differences between the public ownerships and the private ownerships.
To promote and develop the tourism industry, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association issued a call for more effective collaboration.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association pointed to the immense contribution of tourism to employment, entrepreneurial activity, tax revenues and its untapped potential to grow and develop to the benefit of the Caribbean’s people, governments and the industry.
Caribbean Islands are the tourism- dependent regions with a generation of 80% revenue.
The travel and tourism is already one of the world’s largest economic sectors, which is supporting 292 million jobs, and is projected to become the largest in the next several years.
Frank Comito, Director General and CEO of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, said that a healthy investment climate, best place for promotion, advertising marketing and investor confidence are linked unswerving to good governance and sound business practice, which can give a healthy business climate.
Frank Comito also said that any discourse which casts aspersions on the motives of government or maligns the tourism industry players and their significant contributions to socio-economic development cannot be good for the region.
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) also recognises the committed and hardworking public sector officials who are devoted to ensuring the Caribbean countries and territories to continue to produce revenues to preserve the systems that keep communities running.
This independent travel association also observes a greater resolve by civic, business and government leaders to create a more positive investment climate, eliminating the corruption, bureaucratic apathy and inefficiencies stifling development in other regions.
The common ground between the public and private sectors is far greater than points of difference, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association asserts, and the Caribbean Islands should focus on what can be done together for the greater good while addressing differences in a manner that engenders confidence and trust.