The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism: Developing the Yachting Sector

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — Many territories in the OECS have intensified efforts to develop their maritime sector given the enormous economic potential of the expanding luxury yachting sector. At the regional level, the OECS Commission has also spared no effort in making the yachting sector a priority on the Tourism Work Programme with the establishment of a Yachting Committee, about five years ago, and the coordination of joint promotion of the yachting sector at International Boat Shows.

At the national level, there has also been, in recent years, considerable marine infrastructural improvements. One of the most recent developments in this regard is the Christophe Harbour Marina in St. Kitts and Nevis which officially opened in 2015.

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