BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched an online risk management course which aims at improving the skills and competencies of regional tourism industry stakeholders.
The course, Multi-Hazard Risk Management for the Caribbean Tourism Sector, is launched to coincide with the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters predict will be an overactive one with as many as 20 named storms, up to ten hurricanes – up to five of which will be category three or higher.
This three-month certificate course, which runs through to the end of August, was specifically designed to reduce vulnerability and increase the resilience of the tourism sector in CTO member countries through an integrated approach to risk management.
It’s the first of two self-paced online training courses offered by the CTO to increase the skills and competencies of regional tourism industry stakeholders in sustainable tourism practices and support institutional strengthening in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. The second course on sustainable tourism policy and development is scheduled to begin in September.
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