sustainability

A New Jungle Bay in Dominica

 The Jungle Bay eco-hotel, which was destroyed in 2015 by Tropical Storm Erika, is making a triumphant return. The property is being rebranded as Jungle Bay Eco Villas, an eco hotel which will include 60 duplex-style villas, along with spa …

Op-Ed: The Challenge of Small Island Developing States

 Big challenges for small islands By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States defines small island developing states, or SIDS, …

This Caribbean Ritz-Carlton’s New Sustainability Push

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has announced its certification of the Ritz Carlton, San Juan in the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Program. This is the fifth such certification in Puerto …

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 By Julio Orozco and Tevin GallOp-Ed Contributors Recent research has proven that increasing numbers of today’s tourists are concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the management practices of their chosen destinations. According to data collected by the Centre on …

 By Julio Orozco and Tevin GallOp-Ed Contributors Regional policies with respect to Tourism development initially arose as a response to threats to tourism sustainability, which began to appear in the 1970’s as a result of the rapid global expansion of …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor When 80 percent of your Caribbean tourism product is nature-based, and 80 percent of your market increasingly demands eco-based services and experiences, it doesn’t take science to figure out that sustaining a high-quality ecology is simply …

 By Denaye HindsCJ Contributor OVER THE YEARS, we have heard words and phrases like eco-friendly, green, eco-conscious, eco-lodge, go-green, greening our bottom line, conserving, preserving, sustaining. All of these relate to the act of considering the environment, being more conscious …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving an $80 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at improving the “effectiveness and efficiency” of the country’s tax system. The loan will target “fiscal sustainability,” …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor HOW DOES one identify one Caribbean Island from another? For the unassuming traveler wanting to have a great time in a sun-filled destination, how do they differentiate? How are our islands achieving unity as a …

 Above: Statia By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Statia will be hosting its second Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition in September. The conference is being hosted by the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation from Sept. 25 to Sept. …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor ENSURING THE LONGEVITY of Caribbean resorts and the surrounding communities in which they operate goes hand in hand. The unique advantage of island tourism is the potential direct and indirect impact that can be realized …

 Above: the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil CAN DRINKING RUM help save the environment? It’s a pleasant thought for any rum enthusiast — but a new rum from a small town at the edge of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest may do just …

 Above: Costa Rica (Photo: Costa Rica Tourism) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN – As the Caribbean seeks to bring sustainability to its tourism sector, it may find inspiration in the southwest corner of the Caribbean basin. Indeed, the region can …