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3rd Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism


July 9 -11, 2014 | St. George's, Grenada, West Indies: This unique event brought together over 150 ‘green’ experts and practioners, including hoteliers, real estate developers, operators, investors, and others within the tourism industry committed to (or considering) new sustainable models of marine, coastal, and island tourism development and management.  This highly successful event, underscored by engaged participation from Dr. E. Angus Friday, US Ambassador to the United States and Mexico, and Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel, Grenadian Minister of Tourism, has bostered Grenada's enthusiam for a sustainable future through tourism, and action is already underway.

Symposium Proceedings:

3rd Innovators in Coastal Tourism Program

Media Coverage

CREST would like to thank our partners - the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Grenada Tourism Authority, and the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association - for helping us organize the 3rd Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism.

We'd also like to thank the thought leaders who traveled from near and far to share their expertise with Symposium participants. Speakers and participants alike are breaking the mold of cookie-cutter mass tourism and helping the tourism industry to move responsibly into the future, and we are looking forward to this knowledge transfer bearing fruit in Grenada.

See CREST Honorary Advisory Board member, Jonathan Tourtellot's, compilation of "actionable" information from the Symposium via the Destination Stewardship Center.

Finally, we'd like to thank our sponsors, who made the event possible:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

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