Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Cayman students take second at sustainable tourism contest

Students from the Cayman Islands School of Hospitality Studies (SHS) earned second place in the annual Caribbean Student Colloquium held in New York earlier this month.

The event, which takes place as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Caribbean Week, challenges students to present well-researched, practical and financially viable sustainable tourism projects.

SHS students submitted a business proposal for a sustainable Caymanian-themed village called Cocoplum, and were invited to present their idea before a panel of judges.

They scooped second place, just behind a team of Caribbean students from upstate New York’s Monroe College. The University of the Bahamas came in third and Jamaica University of Technology placed fourth.