Although the statistics vary, reliable Caribbean and international entities suggest that the region’s sector is now delivering on average, directly and indirectly, about 40.6% of the Caribbean’s GDP, earned the region $62 billion in 2018, and employs at least one in 11 of the region’s citizens.

Despite this, little thought has been given to how to future-proof the industry as disruptive technologies take their toll, the region’s largely sun, sea and sand high-volume offering becomes subject to multiple global pressures likely to affect traveler sentiment, and international competition increases.