Presentation Tourism Master Plan to education sector
WILLEMSTAD – Recently the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) held, especially for the education sector, a presentation of the Tourism Master Plan. The objective of this presentation was to give information about the plan and, on the other hand, discuss how it can be incorporated in the education sector. The presentation was given by Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, who is the person in charge of coordinating the process of implementation of the master plan.
Participants received information about the tourism growth, the vast possibilities offered by the sector especially jobs, and the economic benefits for the island. The groups have also discussed how they can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for tourism in the schools. This is not just a change in curriculum but to stimulate them to use the concepts relating to tourism in the existing school materials. This could be the first step toward tourism being an important part of the schools.
CTB is grateful to all the teachers, representatives of the private sector and also the members of the media that were present to contribute with ideas on how to achieve more awareness on the importance of tourism in schools.