18 August 2020

New Opportunities Post Pandemic for Adventure-Nature Tourism

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The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Compete Caribbean, IDB Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank and WOCAP FUND will be hosting a free Webinar on Tuesday 18th August 2020 at 2.00 pm EST for community-based tourism clusters, tourism departments and adventure-nature-wellness entrepreneurs in the Caribbean Region.The Webinar will begin with a panel discussion that will look at the need for an integrated approach to be taken for the development of this tourism market sector. The panelists will discuss topics related to the Adventure-Nature Tourism Market; Technical Support for the development of community-based tourism and Financing Support to the MSMEs necessary for the development of high-quality products and services required for viable businesses to be developed.Speakers on the opening panel will include: Shannon Stowell - CEO - ATTA; Dr. Sylvia Dohnert - Executive Director of Compete Caribbean; Terry-Ann Segree-Brown - Private Finance Operations Senior Specialist  at IDB Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank  and moderated by Donald Charles - Managing Director of WOCAP FUND.Immediately following the opening panel discussions, there will be presentations by Gabriella Stowell, Regional Director Latin America and the Caribbean - ATTA and Gustavo Timo Product and Destination Development Director - ATTA related to “A Road Map for Success” that will include the following:


Gabriella Stowell
  • ATTA’s Recent consumer market research
Gustavo Timo
  • Road map for companies and destinations on how to work with nature and community based tourism
  • Post COVID-19 guidelines for nature based activities
  • ATTA’s resources for companies and destinations
    The Webinar will be open to members of all the tourism clusters in Jamaica as well as members of the six clusters selected for Technical Grant Assistance by Compete Caribbean in the following countries:- The Bahamas; St. Lucia; Dominica and Belize. Further, the other 49 Community-based Tourism Clusters from all across the region who submitted Concept Notes to Compete Caribbean, but who were not selected to receive grant assistance are also invited. Ministries of Tourism officials from these countries will also be invited to participate