Twenty individuals who are employed within the water-based tourism and sites and attractions subsectors will participate in a Multi-hazard Contingency Planning and Business Continuity Planning Workshop on Monday.
The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries is organizing this educational session as part of its thrust to improve St Lucia’s tourism product.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and other industry partners are also assisting with the initiative.
According to a press release, participants will be trained in fire response preparedness and will also gain knowledge on the standards governing the country’s water-based tourism sector. The four-day session will also introduce participants to business continuity planning management and St Lucia’s disaster management structure.
“Participants will be expected to develop or update their own business continuity plans which will be reviewed and endorsed by NEMO… .for enlistment on Saint Lucia Tourist Board’s Website – www.stlucia.org,” the release said.
The training will start on June 17 at the Auberge Seraphine from 8:30 a.m. and will continue the following day.
Another session will be held at the Lushan Country Life on June 20 and 21 from 8:30 a.m.