CTO talks on hurricane preparedness
An above average hurricane season is predicted for the Caribbean, but special advisor to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Frank Comito says the region’s accommodation sector is generally prepared.
However, the former president of the CHTA said though there could never be enough preparation for the severe storms the region has been experiencing in recent years, the sector had managed to formulate a regional plan and had collaborated with governmental tourism bodies and related agencies on the response.
He added this had served to mitigate the impact of those hurricanes that had dealt a hard blow to the region, and stressed it was vitally important to have such a plan in place at all times with constant upgrade as circumstances warranted.
Speaking as a panellist in a Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) webinar series yesterday, the CHTA official conceded: “If you get hit with a major situation it is difficult,” but said: “I am comfortable that we have the experience, that we have got a track record as an industry of being able to rebound, to recover.” (GC)
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