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Tourism Youth Congress Discussion Highlights Sports Tourism



novelletBasseterre, St. Kitts,( Friday 18th May, 2012)-The valuable contributions of Sports Tourism to St. Kitts and Nevis were highlighted at the recent Tourism Youth Congress Discussion. 

The Youth Congress consisted of a round table discussion with various high schools to review issues relevant to Sports Tourism. The participants were selected from the Basseterre, Verchilds and Washington Archibald High Schools and the Charles E. Mills Secondary School. Acting as Junior Ministers, they proposed ideas geared toward educating and informing the youth about the Tourism Sector. Allaric Pennyfeather of the Basseterre High School won the discussion with his presentation specific to investing in Sports Tourism in St. Kitts. 

Novelette Morton, Human Resource and Project Manager of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, stated that the competition was of a high standard as the presentations showed  the amount of research that the students had done. She also noted that the students were able to increase their skills in public speaking and research methods. 

The purpose of the discussion was not only to select a student to represent St. Kitts and Nevis in the upcoming Regional Tourism Youth Congress but also to educate young people about the tourism sector. Ms. Morton believes that by raising awareness, they would be motivated to become more involved in the field. 

The 2012 Regional Tourism Youth Congress will be held in St. Kitts during the CTO State of Industry Conference, from October 11 to 13 under the theme “Through the eyes of tomorrow.”


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