ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius (12 November, 2015) – As part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) Month of Tourism, St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) will conduct a community-tourism awareness campaign, with the theme “I am Tourism.” During the campaign, persons in the community will be given the opportunity to express their beliefs and commitment to the Statia tourism product. “I am Tourism,” is the first topic of STDF’s awareness campaign, which will continue until mid-2016. Every month a different topic will be highlighted in the areas of sports tourism, agro-tourism, “voluntourism,” heritage tourism and community tourism. The objective of the programme is to create tourism awareness within the community to get citizens more tourism-minded and involved through stimulated activities and information. STDF will launch the one-minute “I am Tourism” film today, Thursday. “Tourism is one of the largest growing sectors in the world and Statia represents an authenticity that a lot of Caribbean destinations do not have today. The island is on the cutting-edge of tourism development and government has recognized that tourism is one of the major key economic pillars in the Caribbean. As a Caribbean island, Statia deserves a slice of the tourism pie,” according to STDF. “Our tourism product is exactly what we have to offer, and for that reason throughout the next several months STDF will promote the different aspects of tourism existing on the island,” said director Charles Lindo. “STDF believes that if not all, at least some folks will learn how to like and later love this tourism flavour.”


About the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation
The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation is the agency responsible for promoting and developing tourism on St. Eustatius. The mission is to get the island Government to lend greater priority to tourism by providing adequate funding to effectively and efficiently promote tourism in key markets; ensuring a quality tourism product by introducing and controlling the minimum standard requirements; preparing future generations to take on greater responsibilities within this sector by means of teaching tourism as a subject on levels of the education system.

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Get familiar with Statia world wide
Most recently, the island of St. Eustatius won an award: No Anansi Story! – Best Feature By A Caribbean Journalist Rickisha St. Louis of Grenada Broadcasting Network for her broadcast feature on St. Eustatius entitled, “St. Eustatius: The Caribbean’s Hidden Treasure” has been broadcasting on the Caribbean Media Corporation’s Carib-Vision http://youtu.be/qrU-MQd0jv8. St. Eustatius, The Caribbean’s Hidden Treasure was categorized in the Top 8 Caribbean Towns in the world http://www.lonelyplanet.com/caribbean/travel-tips-and-articles/76984 by Robert Reid of Lonely Planet. On October 19, 2012, St. Eustatius was named “The Caribbean Shangri-La” story published in the famous Washington Post http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-10-19/lifestyle/35499555_1_kapok-scorpion-crater by Scott Elder. In 1991, the Simon Doncker House Museum won an American Express Award as best example of historic preservation in the Caribbean area. In 2008, The Simon Doncker House Museum received a St. Eustatius Development Foundation achievement Award. On April 26th, 2013, the Simon Doncker Museum received an Orange ribbon from The House of Orange. The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation has a new updated website www.statiatourism.com. Steve Gillick – Finding Statia

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The Caribbean’s Undiscovered Island; http://caribjournal.com/2014/09/29/the-caribbeans-undiscovered-island/

Ms. Teena V. A. Lopes
Public Relations Officer PRO
E-mail: teena.lopes@statiatourism.com
St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation
Fort Oranje, Oranjestad
St. Eustatius, CN

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