To enhance the practices of the region’s hotel and tourism operators by providing high quality education and training related to sustainable tourism; promoting the industry’s efforts and successes to the traveling public and other stakeholders; and serving as a vital link to all stakeholders with sustainable tourism interests in the Caribbean region.

CAST’s Strategic Focus:

– Sustainable tourism certification and standards development: promoting standards of environmental performance & leadership in the travel and tourism sector;

– Environmental management tools: best practice resources e.g. guides, manuals, videos, DVDs for use by tourism businesses;

– Advocacy: promoting responsible environmental and social issues within the Caribbean tourism sector and representing the interests and successes of the sector at key regional and international forums; reporting on meeting outcomes to the sector;

– Fund raising: a focused strategy on targeted fund raising for program and operational