The OECS Common Tourism Policy was the very first harmonised regional policy developed in response to the requirements of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre. This joint policy was developed by connecting people and integrating ideas. It focuses on tourism development activities that OECS Member States can best work together on, to achieve greater benefits from tourism with regard to increased income, more foreign exchange and higher government revenues.
Accordingly, the policy aims to deliver synergy throughout OECS Member States by adding value, and thereby achieve more than what states could achieve separately through economies of scale that reduce unit costs to individual states and deliver greater market impact. In that regard, a key recommendation in the OECS Common Tourism Policy is the joint promotion of OECS destinations.
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