Project, Vision, Purpose and Guiding Principles

Vision and Mission

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management C entre is a transformative tool, which seeks to safeguard and protect the tourism product of countries around the world as well as to ensure the sustainability of tourism globally.

Mission

The vision of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is to assist global tourism destinations with destination preparedness, management and recovery from disruptio ns and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods globally.

This tool aims to make the tourism space more resilient to local, regional and global disruptio ns . Specific disruptions include climate change, pandemics, cybercrime and terrorism/cyberterror is m. This will be achieved through five objectives:

  • Research and Development
  • Advocacy and Communication
  • Programme/Project Design and Management
  • Training, and
  • Capacity Building.

This will include countries around the world who can then adequately prepare for, manage and swiftly recover from disruptions

Guiding Principle

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. 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.

The overall goal of the Centre will be to assess (research/monitor), plan for, forecast, mitigate, and manage risks related to tourism resilience and crisis management. This will be achieved through four objectives:

  1. Research and Development;
  2. Policy Advocacy and Communications Management;
  3. Programme/Project Design and Management
  4. Training and Capacity Building