Caribbean tourism stakeholders to meet in Cayman Islands

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) —Tourism practitioners from the public and private sectors will meet here in November to share strategies and best practices on issues affecting the industry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) announced Tuesday.

It said that the ninth Tourism Human Resources Conference to be held November 28-30 “comes at a time when the Caribbean faces increased global competition in the high-tech, innovation-driven industry, and amidst increasing calls for a total rethink of the way tourism leaders engage with the workforce.

“The event will bring together tourism practitioners from the public and private sectors, human resource professionals, tourism educators/trainers and consultants as well as tourism and hospitality students of tertiary institutions.

“Delegates will share strategies and best practices on issues affecting the tourism and hospitality sectors, provide updated information on various aspects of tourism development, enhance skills and participate in professional networking opportunities,” the CTO statement noted.

It said that this year's three-day intensive programme includes two highly interactive and practical master classes facilitated by knowledgeable and dynamic subject experts.

One of the classes will focus on unlocking the potential of employees and amplifying performance across the workplace by using a strengths approach, while the second will delve into the role of Human Resources professionals in building a company's brand.

CTO said that Belgian national, Claudia Coenjaerts, the director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) decent work team and office for the Caribbean, will deliver the keynote address at the conference which is being organised in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT), and held under the theme “Building a Resilient, High-performing and Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Workforce for Global Competitiveness”.

CTO said that her address titled “The Future of Work – What Will Become the New Normal,” will address major ongoing changes in the labour force, which are anticipated to intensify in the future.

“She will explore the challenges of building a high-performing, resilient workforce and provide suggestions for rethinking engagement with human resources in the ever-changing tourism environment,” CTO added.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT