CHTA creates guide to deal with seaweed infestation

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Sargassum (seaweed) guide on a St. Lucia beach.

Sargassum (seaweed) guide on a St. Lucia beach.

SLHTA NEWSLETTER – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), in cooperation with the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and our corporate partner OBM International, has created a Sargassum Resource Guide which outlines the best practices aimed at mitigating the negative effects of high levels of Sargassum seaweed at local Caribbean beaches.

This guide is a useful tool for assisting hotels and destinations in developing a local action plan to minimize the impact of Sargassum in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Sargassum is a natural occurrence that poses no threat to beach goers. The resource guide provides tips for educating hotel guests and residents about this natural phenomenon.

This initiative is a prime example of CHTA’s strategy to collectively share knowledge, experience and best practices and stimulate solution-oriented dialogue among local stakeholders in an effort to elevate Caribbean tourism across all islands.

Click here to download the Sargassum Resource Guide

CHTA members can also participate in a webinar hosted by CAST, OBMI and CHTA that will be held on July 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Kelly de Schaun, CAST’s former Executive Director, who has experience addressing the problem with Gulf of Mexico beaches, will participate in the webinar.

The webinar will also address how hotel and tourism associations, governments, environmental groups and motivated citizens can come together to affect change.

Click here to register for the webinar

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