Bill Clinton urges Caribbean countries to continue efforts to rejuvenate regional tourism sector

Former US President Bill Clinton.

(CMC) – The former United States President, Bill Clinton, Wednesday urged the ‎Caribbean to continue to expand efforts to rejuvenate the regional tourist industry and guide the countries towards a stronger and more sustainable future.

“I don’t have to tell you the critical role travel and tourism plays in the Caribbean the sector accounts for more than 15 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the region and in many countries the number is much higher,” Clinton said in an address to delegates attending the 2018 State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) here.

“It is estimated that the 2017 hurricane season resulted in the loss of more than 800,000 visitors to the region which could have generated more than 740 million dollars and supported…

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