Dominica benefits from sustainable destination project

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Dominica benefits from sustainable destination project by: – January 23, 2015center_img Share 346 Views   no discussions Roseau, Dominica, January 23, 2015 – The Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority in partnership with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation under the Ministry of Health and Environment demonstrates commitment to destination sustainability through two projects: Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas (SDAA) and Destination Waste Management in Tourism SIDS Project. For both projects, a wide range of stakeholders will be engaged in both discussing the challenges facing the destination and in contributing to developing an action agenda with a few priority projects to address those challenges.Sustainable Travel International is the implementing partner on both projects. Mr. Jessemin Sheyda-Losick, Senior Director of Planning at Sustainable Travel International is on island from January 21 – 30, 2015 to conduct interviews, focus group meetings, site visits and facilitate two workshops with a wide range of stakeholders in Dominica. The workshops are as follows:• Tuesday 27 January 2015 – Tourism Waste Management;• Wednesday 28 January 2015 – Sustainable Destinations.Mr. Piper, CEO/Director of Tourism noted that “Through these first time initiatives, we are confident that we can further improve the management and coordination of tourism related services across sectors, in order to ensure that we harness the power of tourism as a force for good in our community as a destination.” Thus far, the destination has already seen positive results, resulting from the SDAA project. Namely, Dominica was selected to implement the first pilot project on testing a Tourism Waste Management Destination Tool for use in Small Island Developing States, which started this week. In addition, implementation of the SDAA resulted in Dominica being ranked in the Top 100 world’s first Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 list, and Dominica was one of only three Caribbean destinations to make the cut.The full list of SDAA partners includes Sustainable Travel International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), the Organization of American States (OAS), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and the United States Government through the United States Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States and the Waste Management Project is additionally supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).last_img

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