Welcome to STZC

The Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Caribbean (STZC) is the realization of ‘The Convention Establishing the Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Greater Caribbean’, signed by the Heads of State and Governments of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), in December 2001, in the Island of Margarita, Venezuela.

Tourism constitutes the main economic activity for most countries in the Greater Caribbean region and is a significant factor for foreign exchange earnings, and economic and social development across the region.
The Heads of States and Governments, of ACS established the STZC to develop and encourage quality and sustainable tourist products, to increase the added value of the Caribbean tourist product, and to create greater demand for the region.

This website is the culmination of a series projects since 2001 to successfully establish the STZC and its evaluation and inclusion processes.

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