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Thursday, September 01, 2011 – October 2011 has been identified as the date for establishing a Common Tourism Policy for OECS Member States. That is among the major successful outcomes of the second meeting of private and public sector tourism stakeholders which looked at the draft tourism policy for the OECS.


Programme Officer at the OECS Secretariat Dr. Lorraine Nicholas says OECS Member States are “pretty close” towards unveiling their first Common Tourism Policy:    According to Dr. Nicholas - “The Consultants are refining the Policy document to reflect decisions taken at the workshop. The tourism officials expect to disseminate the revised Policy to officials in the Member States. The Member States have requested a deadline of September 14th for submission of their final comments; and it is expected to have a final Common Tourism Policy document by October 1st.”


The OECS Secretariat adds that the focus on tourism development within the OECS Economic Union and how it further enhances the life of the sectors.


Thousands of employees as well as the region's economies was high on the agenda of OECS Member States at the recent meeting of private and public sector tourism stakeholders.  

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