As part of its activities in the field of Community-Based Tourism (CBT), Millennium Destinations became a Partner Member of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network - Villages as Businesses.
Launched over 35 years ago in Jamaica, the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network (CCTN) has developed positive relationships with a large network of local communities willing to play an active role in community tourism development.
CCTN has been offering tailor-made community vacations, community experience tours, and Countrystyle community tourism consultancy and training, marketed through the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).
The Villages as Businesses (VAB) program was created by CCTN in collaboration with the National Best Community Foundation (NBCF), in order to offer professional training to the communities for a variety of areas including hospitality skills, small business management, product development, marketing and community governance. The initiative is funded through the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) REDI.
Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO of Millennium Destinations, also joined CCTN/VAB as Partner Consultant and will be in charge of supporting the CCTN/VAB consultancy and training programs, and developing the network in South Korea, as well as other countries in Asia.