Improved visa processing and transport to benefit the Caribbean

The tourist industry in the Caribbean will benefit from more visa facilities and improvements in air transport, said Regional Director for the Americas at the World Tourism Organization, Carlos Vogele

Improved visa processing and transport to benefit the Caribbean

The tourist industry in the Caribbean will benefit from more visa facilities and improvements in air transport, said Regional Director for the Americas at the World Tourism Organization, Carlos Vogeler.

The complex visa processing and tax policies limit the possibilities to millions of people interested in this area, he said.

More openness would mean promoting plans to attract more visitors from emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, said Vogeler in his speech during the 14th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism.

Nowadays, tourism and air transport are heavyweights in their contribution to global economic prosperity, but obsolete policies remain in the way and limit flights significantly, he said.

For example, the company Caribbean Airlines can lead in the field and involve its regional counterparts for the same purpose, said Vogeler as quoted by caribbeannewsdigital.com.

Besides, the proliferation of taxes in tourism and air transport harm the economy of the Caribbean islands, so dependent on airlines, he said.

He noted that forging alliances for a sustainable product and creating new proposals away from stereotypes constitute main goals of this meeting, scheduled to end today in this capital.

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