Caribbean urged to embrace natural gifts to push wellness tourism

As the world celebrates World Tourism Day, Caribbean islands are being urged to become a part of the wellness tourism industry.

Sallie Fraenkel said Caribbean islands need to take advantage of its natural surroundings to build a wellness tourism industry.

“The term spa, means in Latin, healing through water. One thing every Caribbean island has in common is water and water can be the root of healing and health. I do feel every Caribbean island just takes it for granted that you are surrounded by water, that you got sunshine, your climate, your beaches and nature,” said Fraenkel.

Fraenkel, founder and director of the Mind, Body, Network, was the keynote speaker at the annual Statia Sustainability Conference in St Eustatius. The theme of the conference was Embracing Environmental Health…

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