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CARIBBEAN: Is tourism’s recovery sustainable? – By David Jessop – May 31, 2022

David Jessop – May 31, 2022

After two lean years, Caribbean tourism is recovering. As travel restrictions are removed there is widespread optimism about the coming summer and winter season.

Industry reports suggest that 2022 got off to a good start. The World Travel and Tourism Council, a body supported by major international travel companies, says that the region’s recovery is outpacing the rest of the world and that it expects Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, and Aruba to be among the top 20 best performing destinations anywhere.

However, a deeper dive and conversations with industry professionals suggest that the picture is mixed, the structure of the Caribbean market is changing, and new thinking may be required to ensure sustainability.              Continue reading

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