Headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica and with offices in Kenya, Nepal, Malta and Japan, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) is an international public policy, training, advocacy and research institution which assist global destinations with destination preparedness, management, and, recovery related to disruptions and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods globally. Established in 2018, the GTRCMC seeks to safeguard and improve the tourism product in countries around the world as well as to ensure the sustainability of tourism globally and, to make the global tourism space more resilient to future and emerging disruptions. Specific disruptions which the GTRCMC preoccupies itself with include climate change, pandemics, cybercrime and terrorism/cyberterrorism as well as livelihood resilience in the tourism space. This will be achieved through five objectives:
- Research, Innovation and Development
- Policy Advocacy and Communication
- Programme/Project Design and Management
- Training, and Capacity Building
- Monitoring and Evaluation
The GTRCMC is guided by three principles. These are:
- Caribbean Ownership with a Global Reach: The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will be Caribbean led. The Centre will however draw expertise from around the world and address itself with global issues.
- Strategic Collaboration: The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will collaborate across nations and institutions, as appropriate, to foster practices, structures, and processes that will engender strategic solutions to emerging or existing global disruptions.
- Alignment: The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, in the pursuit of excellence in responsive service delivery and quality data driven knowledge-management, is committed to progressive and innovative approaches to effective problem-solving.