Three member SVG delegation attending UNESCO Creative Tourism Workshop in the Dominican Republic.
St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is participating in a UNESCO workshop for Creative Tourism which opened in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic yesterday, November 7.
This country’s delegation comprises cultural officer, Maxine Browne; and development officer, Camille Soleyn, both from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture; and filmmaker, visual and creative art consultant, Akley Olton, a release from the UNESCO offices in SVG states.
The Workshop aims to: foster an enabling environment for the integration of tourism, and creative sectors, focusing on film, music, arts and craft, performing arts, museums, gastronomy, media, and design.
Enhance the role of local cultural and creative industries as drivers of sustainable growth by leveraging culture-based creative tourism development opportunities in the Caribbean destinations; and-Strengthen cultural integration in the Caribbean and regional tourism development through increased networking opportunities and exposure to locally produced culture-based creative tourism experiences.
This workshop which runs until November 9, forms part of the implementation of the Transcultura Programme: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean, funded by the European Union – Culture and Creativity facility.
In particular, the programme component on sustainable cultural tourism aims at strengthening tourism destination management and capacities with the overall purpose of enhancing opportunities for regional integration and creating opportunities for young cultural professionals through the promotion of sustainable cultural tourism activities.