One carrier has come up with a novel approach to the issue of sustainable tourism that involves science, students and scholarships.
JetBlue recently launched a program to increase planning for sustainable tourism in the Caribbean region through grants to students who will focus on using science to improve the travel experience for customers and communities now and in the future.
The grants highlight the airline’s commitment to education and the environment and focus on the impact of climate change in the Caribbean.
For the first year of the grant, JetBlue partnered with the Center for Responsible Travel (Crest) to offer two student scholarships to attend Crest’s and the Puntacana Ecological Foundation’s conference, Innovators Think Tank: Climate Change and Coastal & Marine Tourism, held recently at the Punta Cana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic.
From a field of 90-plus applicants, two recipients were selected: Stefan Knights from Hugh Wooding…
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