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It’s official: Climate change is altering the decisions of today’s travellers

It's official: Climate change is altering the decisions of today’s travellers

Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Photo: Jamaica Tourist Board

Climate change is no longer a future event for tourism, it is altering the decisions of today’s travelers, in the view of the Jamaica Tourist Board.

The world observed the immediate impacts of climate change most recently in 2017 when hurricanes Irma and Maria caused severe destruction to several islands.

As tourism is a top economic driver throughout the Caribbean, and the majority of tourism activities are centered around experiencing its natural beauty, the devastation urged Jamaica to take action in building resilience in the region, starting with the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, and an agricultural sector that would be climate resilient.

“Economic growth in tourism and improvements in the quality of life in Caribbean destinations will depend on our bold commitment to taking action on global issues such as climate change and global warming,” said Donovan White, Jamaica director of tourism.

Source: Breaking Travel News

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