We Can Make A Lasting Difference. For The Island. For Your Business.
May 8 – 10, 2019
Connect with others in the industry using business as a force for good & join us on a journey like no other.
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About the event
#WhenTourismCares it comes back bigger and better
Tourism Cares for Puerto Rico is a three-day program designed to harness the transformative power and the collective strength of our industry through hands-on volunteering, knowledge exchange and exploration of business integration. We will focus on social impact with an emphasis on food sovereignty and how tourism businesses can play a role in making local communities more sustainable.
Our Commitment to Action with CGI
Through the three day program, Tourism Cares is developing a Commitment to Action with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post Disaster Recovery. This Commitment is in partnership with the Foundation for Puerto Rico, World Central Kitchen, Discover Puerto Rico, Hilton Caribe San Juan and Hilton Ponce, we are committed to facilitating partnerships between global tourism companies and micro, small and social enterprises in Puerto Rico.
Tourism has been a viable economic driver for the region of Puerto Rico to recover from natural disasters. However, many micro, small, and social enterprises that could benefit greatly from the tourism economy have limited means to access the formal tourism market. Currently only 10% of the island’s economy participates in the tourism sector, an increase would provide more sustainable income post disaster given that tourism recovers more quickly than other sectors.
Thank you to our Implementing Partners
Thank you to our sponsors:
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*Registration includes all programming for Wednesday - Friday including food (reception on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday and breakfast Friday) all tools and materials for the work day, transportation (on Thursday), volunteer t-shirt, backpack and water bottle as well as a donation to local social enterprises and non-profits. Registration is non-refundable.