Article published as: Industry Standards for Spa and Wellness Entities in CARIFORUM Territories released
By Caribbean Export Development Agency
Bridgetown, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) has officially launched the Industry Standards for Spa and Wellness Entities in CARIFORUM Territories and the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Sector Strategy 2014-2018 for the region.
During the month of August Caribbean Export has conducted the Spa & Wellness Strategy road show which has taken the team to Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and finally Barbados where they have announced the implementation plan for the Development and Promotion of Caribbean Health and Wellness Tourism Sector, a project funded by CDB under the Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund (CARTfund) Programme, with financing from UK-AID that will benefit the wider Caribbean.
“The Health and Wellness Sector is considered a specialized sector within tourism and in our view presents an opportunity for diversifying the tourism product offering across the wider Caribbean region” commented Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Pamela Coke-Hamilton at the opening of the launch event held at the Radisson Aquatic Resort, Barbados on August 28, 2013.
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