CHTA Partners With The Nature Conservancy to Protect the Caribbean

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to protect the Caribbean, and make it a place where tourism prospers while communities’ benefit and natural resources are used sustainably. CHTA's Chief Executive Officer and Director General Frank Comito signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this summer with Marci Eggers, The Nature Conservancy's Deputy Director of the Caribbean Division.

TNC is a nonprofit organization that works in 17 Caribbean countries and territories, where it is dedicated to protecting the ocean and coasts from climate change and restoring and conserving coral reefs. The MOU aims to shine a light on the impact of coastal and marine resources and to promote education, both for tourists and the tourism industry, on why they must be protected for the well-being of future generations in the Caribbean.  

Note: Caribbean hotels are also taking matters into their own hands. In fact, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman is launching a program called Seafire Guardians to protect and regenerate coral reefs.

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The agreement is a means to connect two organizations and their networks to help restore and protect the Caribbean's natural resources, which are vital for travelers and locals on the islands. The organizations will develop action plans together and leverage staff, budgets and funding to implement them.

The MOU will remain in force until June 30, 2021.

For more information, visit http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/

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