As a result, the CTO estimates that tourist arrivals for 2021 will exceed 2020 levels by 60-70%.
“As we enter 2022, grappling once again with the effects of a new variant that is also negatively affecting international travel, we are encouraged by the experiences of recovery and the lessons learned in 2021. These experiences and lessons have given us learned that travel and hospitality can co-exist with the pandemic affecting both our destinations and our markets,” says the CTO.
“Although results to date do not indicate a return to 2019 levels, the exceptional results recorded from the summer to the end of 2021 show that a gradual or gradual rebound is likely and very possible. by the end of 2022.”
Recovery strategies along with agility in the face of rapidly changing circumstances, continued partnerships and collaboration, promotion of safe and healthy tourism experiences and prioritization of resident health, will continue to be essential for the recovery of the Caribbean tourism sector.
For 2022, the CTO and the Caribbean destinations it represents are focusing on wellness, longer-term approaches to promote sectoral sustainability, social inclusion and the creation of smart destinations based on smart businesses for continue sustainability efforts. “Our human resources, who are our main assets, are essential to the success of the sector,” says the CTO, adding that throughout 2022, the CTO hopes to rely on a regional study of human resources to maintain its high hospitality. level.
“There is clearly demand for the region’s tourism product, as demonstrated by our ability to exceed the global average growth in arrivals. It is our responsibility to ensure that we continue to position the region to meet this demand in new and renewed ways. Let’s continue to rebuild together.