The ST. Kitts and Nevis Sustainable Destination Toolkit
10YFP STP Portfolio: The ST. Kitts and Nevis Sustainable Destination Toolkit
Sustainable Travel International
In St. Kitts and Nevis, the demonstration programme created a new tourism strategic plan with a strong focus on economic competitiveness, environmental and cultural sustainability, and community empowerment. In addition, a travel philanthropy programme was developed as a supplemental source of funding to support sustainable tourism development projects in the island.
The Programme has successfully engaged 50 stakeholders from across a range of sectors such as tourism, agriculture, women’s affairs and infrastructure in collaborative action planning in destination management.
Climate change adaptation remains a critical concern for St. Kitts and Nevis. On this front, IASDMC has successfully carried out mitigation initiatives, including a water conservation project for the island’s tourism sector and a tree planting project that needed 2,000 fruit trees in every constituency to protect coastal areas while providing additional produce for local communities. A total of USD 18,500 was donated by local tourism businesses to fund tree planting activities.