CTO secretary general calls for education about the role people play in tourism

first_imgHugh Riley EL SALVADOR, San Salvador — The secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley has called on tourism interests in the Americas “to educate our populations to the true potential of this marvelously resilient, yet incredibly vulnerable industry”.In an address to the 19th Inter-American Travel Congress, the CTO secretary general warned of “the danger of ignorance”, saying it posed as great a threat to tourism as any major peril. Some of these include crime, civil unrest, terrorism, political instability, burdensome taxation, food-borne illnesses, communicable diseases and climate change.“We cannot meaningfully discuss the involvement of our communities in tourism without accepting our fundamental responsibility to teach them about tourism. I submit that failure to do so is as great a danger as any other that we have identified,” Riley told the audience which included the Salvadoran president, Mauricio Funes and the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza.He stressed that education did not mean “creating a tourism practitioner out of every citizen in the Americas” but that the children in the hemisphere must be taught from an early age, the role they play in tourism.“I’m suggesting that an essential step to sustaining our tourism industry lies in reaching into our primary and secondary schools, and unleashing the power of those young, creative minds at a very early age. Giving them a clear understanding of the role they play in the success of this industry is sometimes as basic as helping them to understand what a tourist really is, and how one expects to be treated,” the secretary general said.In his address entitled Challenges of Sustainable Tourism in the Americas, Riley also focused on the importance of involving communities, stressing that “our people are the core of our industry and the mirrors of our culture”. Sustainability, he said, depended largely on engaging the community.The 19th Inter-American Travel Congress, organized by the OAS and the government of El Salvador, brought together high-level tourism authorities from Americas to discuss tourism as a vehicle to fight poverty. The Inter-American Travel Congress, created in 1939 with the objective of promoting the development of tourism in the Americas.The CTO, the region’s tourism development agency, had the notion of sustainable tourism engrained in its mission statement when that statement was crafted 22 years ago.Caribbean News Now 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share NewsRegional CTO secretary general calls for education about the role people play in tourism by: – October 4, 2011last_img read more

Man City stars show support for Guardiola after mother’s demise

first_imgEderson has led the tributes for Pep Guardiola’s mother who died from coronavirus on Monday. The Premier League champions confirmed the sad news that Dolors Sala Carrio had passed at the age of 82 in Manresa, Barcelona. Pep Guardiola’s (right) mother, Dolors Sala Carrio (left), has passed away from coronavirus In tribute, the Manchester City goalkeeper wrote on Instagram: ‘Thoughts to Pep and his family that has a lot of strength at that moment. We are with you.’ Kevin de Bruyne also showed support to his manager on social media, saying he and the club were ‘one team’. ‘Thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘One team.’ Raheem Sterling said: ‘All my thoughts and my deepest condolences to Pep & his family. ‘Tragic news and a sad reminder for us all to stay home and protect our people.’ Benjamin Mendy added: ‘You always have treated me like a son and just like in a family we laugh together, we also cry together. ‘My deepest condoleances to Pep and all the Guardiola family.’ Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter to send their condolences to Guardiola Read Also: Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme after criticism ‘Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time,’ Spurs tweeted. Liverpool, Norwich and Arsenal also took to social media to offer their support to Guardiola and his family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Meanwhile, Man City owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak have contacted Guardiola to offer their condolences. Rio Ferdinand and ex-Barcelona striker Gary Lineker were among the other stars to send their support to the Spaniard. ‘Really sorry to hear that Pep Guardiola’s mother has passed away. Thoughts are with him and his family. So sad,’ Lineker tweeted.center_img Ferdinand said: ‘Sending my love & condolences to Pep and his family!’ Tottenham and Brighton sent their condolences to Guardiola for his loss shortly after the news was announced. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Most Beloved First Ladies Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Heisler: Now, finally, for the LeBron James story everyone has been waiting for

first_img“I have no idea at this point,” he said. “I’ll consider my family. Sitting down and considering everything, but my family is a huge part of what I’ll do. I don’t have an answer for you right now.”OK, that’s something. The Cavs have a chance – or would if they weren’t so awful. Now we can move on, as LeBron almost certainly will.ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who presumably got it from James’ people, listed seven teams LeBron would talk to, but someone was being exceedingly diplomatic, with the operative words “talk to,” rather than “might go to.”Cleveland?Only if LeBron has a martyr complex, which he does not.Miami?Yeah, right. This is LeBron being nice after breaking their hearts in 2014. Playing with his pal, Dwyane Wade, with the respect he has for Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra before getting walked over by Boston in the East?Boston?Makes little sense. LeBron’s people may be signaling Cavs owner Dan Gilbert they’re open to going somewhere where he can trade LeBron for a young star like Jayson Tatum. The Celtics, who went to Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, will now send out a raft of coveted young players for the 33-year-old James?Golden State?As if. This looks like just going for maximum leverage, listing all the teams that could be interested. After all the sneering the Warriors endured for signing Kevin Durant, they would reconfigure their assets – and further close what window they have – with the 33-year-old LeBron?The other three – Houston, Lakers, Philadelphia – are the most viable, probably in that order.(The 76ers just kicked GM Bryan Colangelo aside after the report that he and his wife used several burner Twitter accounts to criticize Sixers players – and might now hire LeBron’s old fave from Cleveland, David Griffin. I’d guess that still leaves them at No. 3.)Everything went as the Lakers hoped … until the end when Houston lost, leaving the Rockets hungry and/or desperate.Nor was it good for the Lakers to see the Cavs come from 3-2 down against Boston and get manhandled by the Warriors again.LeBron might conclude that if he wants to beat a super team, he needs to be on a super team. That would be more Houston, with James Harden and closest friend Chris Paul, than the Lakers with Paul George and a young supporting cast.Questions abound:First and foremost, where do LeBron’s wife and kids want to be if it’s not Cleveland?(Hint: Hope for the Lakers? They’ve spent more time here in the summer, where LeBron owns two $10 million-plus homes. No one visits Houston in the summer if they can help it.)Does Harden, the biggest ball dominator of all, want to play second fiddle to LeBron?Can Houston GM Daryl Morey dump enough players to clear LeBron’s $36 million?In the absence of anything to do in this series, the press complained the Warriors were far too dominant, prompting GM Bob Myers to note that being entertaining was “not in my job description.”Actually, the Warriors are as entertaining as it gets. The East remained lame.Since MJ left the Bulls in 1999, the West leads 14-6 – and that’s with the Cavs’ historic rally from 3-1 down in 2016.The real question remains why they don’t seed the playoffs. The upside is better matchups, like Houston-Golden State as the real Finals. The downside is travel – which they’ve already discounted by going from a 2-3-2 to a 2-2-1-1-1 Finals.Nevertheless, LeBron vs. the Warriors was as popular as mismatches get. After Finals TV ratings of 11.3, 11.4 and 11.6, this sweep will come in around 10.0 – in the ballpark with the 10.6 the 2017 World Series got for the Astros’ seven-game victory over the Dodgers.It’s a charmed time for the NBA. James and Steph Curry were free to air their plans not to visit the White House before President Trump disinvited the winner before it was even decided.Unlike the NFL, a sitting duck with ratings issues (a higher level than any U.S. league ever dreamed of), the NBA wasn’t subject to further presidential wrath. Its players all stand for the national anthem, as called for in the bargaining agreement. They feel no need to protest further, having done just that since the “I can’t breathe” movement in 2014 when the Lakers were one of the teams donning those T-shirts.Over? This isn’t over?If entertainment waned recently, summer is just warming up. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt was worse than a mismatch. It was a mismatch with a broken hand. LeBron acknowledged breaking his right hand, punching a whiteboard after Game 1, after which he went from his superhuman 51 points-8 rebounds-8 assists numbers to a mere 27-9-10 the rest of the way.Happily for the NBA, LeBron kept it secret or Games 2-3-4 might have gotten a 0.0 TV rating.LeBron’s people said he was enraged that a block on Kevin Durant was changed to a charge on him upon review – and not at J.R. Smith, who blew a chance to win it with a close-in shot because he didn’t know the score.Or not. If LeBron didn’t really want to lay out J.R., he knew they might have blown the best chance they’d get to win a game, not to mention the impossible dream of taking the series.Let’s hope no one was holding his breath to see what LeBron gave away when his season ended, which was of course … nothing. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Is that all there is?Like anyone out there expected anything else.There was little buildup for the latest and probably – and thankfully – last Warriors-Cavaliers matchup. Instead, people talked about LeBron James’ greatness that was held to be Michel Jordan-like (thankfully, no more having to listen to that); his charitable endeavors (vast), including funding a school; his intention of visiting the White House (none).Installed as historic 10-1 underdogs, the Cavs lost 4-0, leaving without a fight in a 20-point Game 4 loss, compared by ABC’s Mark Jackson to Roberto Duran’s “No mas” when he quit against Sugar Ray Leonard.last_img read more