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Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism promotes socioeconomic development and environmental and cultural preservation

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Sector Framework Initiatives Projects at a Glance
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We seek to promote tourism that creates opportunities for socioeconomic growth while empowering underserved populations such as women, youth, and minorities, protecting the environment, and promoting the region’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.

A large cathedral with towers and people walking around. Private Sector - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

We are working to improve public-private sector partnerships that lead to increased investment and job opportunities for low-income and vulnerable populations, bring infrastructure and businesses up to modern environmental standards, and enhance a tourism value chain that sustainably harnesses natural and cultural resources.  

Contribution to the local economies.

We help increase tourism’s economic benefits and contribution to the local economies. 

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Opportunities for vulnerable populations

We strengthen the distribution of tourism benefits to the most vulnerable social groups. 

A woman making a pot. Development - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Environmental and climate management

We improve environmental and climate management in tourism. 

A woman sitting at a computer. Environment - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
National and regional tourism governance

We enhance the national and regional tourism governance frameworks.  

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Capacity to manage crises

We strengthen the tourism sector’s capacity to manage crises (related to health, safety, and natural disasters). 

A beach with palm trees. Health - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Suriname to Improve Students' English Language, Digital Skills and Skills for Work with IDB Support
-The project will benefit approximately 66,000 students and 4,000 teachers.   The IDB Board of Directors approved a $40 million project to promote the necessary skills in Suriname for its development, growth and competitiveness. The project will focus on English language skills, digital skills, and...
June 27, 2024
IDB Report Highlights Growth in Caribbean Countries
With the economic and social stresses of the pandemic receding, Caribbean economies are experiencing continued growth into 2024, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). After the strong economic recovery of 2021–2023, Caribbean economies continue to grow at a somewhat...
May 30, 2024
Bahamas to Swell Blue Economy with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$60 million Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects to foster sustainable development in the Bahamas by stimulating micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country's blue economy. This line of credit for the Local...
April 03, 2024
Model of International Tourism Demand in the context of Covid-19: An Application in Barbados
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