Want to help folks in a hurricane-ravaged developing nation? How about booking a vacation there? This isn’t the form that ethical consumerism typically takes; or at least it’s not what most people think of when they hear that term. But it is, in fact, sometimes what is genuinely needed. And if it’s a win-win, all the better. Right?
LINK: Cuban minister urges Canadian sun seekers to return to island following Hurricane Irma (by Mike Blanchfield for The Canadian Press)
Cuba‘s tourism minister says his country has fully rebounded from the ravages of Hurricane Irma and says potentially reluctant Canadian sun seekers will find new and improved hotels and beaches.
Manuel Marrero stressed that message during a visit last week to Toronto, where he met tour operators and travel writers.
Tourism is crucial to Cuba’s economy and the million Canadians who visit the island annually are the leading customers. That’s why Canada was Marrero’s first foreign trip after Irma struck Cuba last month, shuttering hotels….
What do you think?
It’s a good idea. It works well when we make an effort to stay in hotels (or other accommodation) that use sustainable practices like water conservation, use of natural materials, reduction of waste, etc. Same goes for restaurants. And to support local craftspeople.