High Level Dialogue: Future of Tourism What is Next?

FUTURE-TOURISM: Rethinking Tourism and MSMEs in times of COVID-19
Regional Policy Dialogues (1/5): High-level Discussion - The Future of Tourism, what is next?

Departure - What value can the new trends in tourism add to the economic recovery of the Eastern Caribbean?

Project Background: The “Future-Tourism (FUT-Tourism): Rethinking Tourism and MSMEs in times of COVID-19” project covers 10 countries and territories in the Eastern Caribbean. Spanning from January 2021 to June 2022, the project aims at revamping the tourism sector in the region through regional dialogues and policy solutions as well as supporting MSMEs that have been impacted by COVID-19 within the tourism sector through technical and financial assistance. With gender equality and empowerment of women at its core, the project seeks to promote economic diversification, job creation and resilience with the “Blue Economy for Green Islands” approach.

Date and Time:
11 May 2021, 9:30-10:45 (75min) (Eastern Caribbean time)
Panelists:
1. The Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
2. The Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica
3. Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
4. Marla Dukarham, Caribbean Economist and chief economist at Bitt Inc.
5. Sandra Carvao, Chief, Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 
6. Flavia Matos, Director of Public Policy at Airbnb 

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