CTO Launches Caribbean Community Tourism Network
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched the Caribbean Community Tourism Network (CCTN) to provide a platform to support the continued development of community-based tourism in the Caribbean.
The network will enable the exchange of best practices among CTO member countries and interested tourism development partners.
It will also help identify capacity-building needs as well as challenges and opportunities for community tourism development.
“This network provides an avenue for CTO members to share knowledge, resources, and best practices to improve community tourism experiences and economic impact,” it said.
The CCTN’s functions include support of regional development strategies in CBT and recommending activities and actions with a view to enhancing the visibility and value of community tourism as a regional tourism product.
The network is one of the initiatives of the CTO, which has identified community tourrism as a regional tourism development strategy.
Other initiatives include a toolkit for product development, produced in partnership with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF).
The toolkit includes a ‘how to’ guide to assist communities and entrepreneurs develop profitable community tourism experiences and enterprises.
It also includes guidelines and templates to support experience design and product enhancement.
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