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Nevis to host CTO’s 10th Tourism Human Resources Conference


by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Tourism delegates from across the Caribbean are expected to visit the island of Nevis later this year to attend one of the biggest conferences organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.


On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, the Caribbean’s leading Tourism body confirmed that the island of Nevis will host the 10th Tourism Human Resources Conference over three days, from October 30 to November 01, 2023.


The theme of the event is “Navigating the Next Phase of Caribbean Tourism”, focusing on ‘Talent and Technology 2024 and Beyond’.


According to the CTO, the Conference will “provide insights on how human resource development  can be optimally leveraged to support the growth, development, innovation and competitiveness of the Caribbean tourism sector.”


The questions to be discussed are:


“How will technology continue to transform the labour landscape?”

“Is the sector strategic in its workforce planning and development?”

“Is there a strong business case being built for investing in talent to meet future workforce needs?”

“How can a balance be struck and optimism achieved between artificial intelligence and humans?”

“Have there been major disruptions in jobs and skills, and what do we do about it


According to the CTO, the Conference will consist of a keynote address, followed by executive insights sessions, panel discussions, a students’ forum, a health and wellness session and two Master Classes.


The Caribbean Tourism Organisation first slated the 10th Tourism Human Resources Conference for May 2020 in Nevis but was forced to postpone it until November that same year due to the constantly changing nature of the Coronavirus.


Recognising the severity of what had been designated as the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the implementation of precautionary measures by global leaders, the Nevis Island Administration and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation thought that the best course of action was to postpone the event again.


The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has since reported that the region recovered almost 90% of its 2019 arrivals, with an anticipated growth in 2023 of about 10% to 15% over 2022.


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