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LatAm, Caribbean tourism agencies look to strengthen ties

LatAm, Caribbean tourism agencies look to strengthen ties

Posted by Shanelle Weir on November 11, 2014

Officials from Latin American and Caribbean tourism agencies are meeting Monday in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss closer collaboration.

The Association of Caribbean States, or ACS, is hosting the conference on the theme "Sustainable Tourism: Building Bridges for Co-operation and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean."

"To this end, discussions will focus on identifying areas for collaboration and developing strategies geared towards the diversification of the regional tourism industry," ACS said in a statement.

The gathering is expected to endorse the establishment of a Regional Network of Community-based Tourism Initiatives of the Greater Caribbean.

Among those taking part are representatives from the U.N. World Tourism Organization, the Central American Tourism Integration Secretariat and the governments of Nicaragua, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina.

ACS member states are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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