Airbnb awards US$250,000 to UWI-hosted tourism resilience centre

The online marketplace for short-term homestays and experiences, Airbnb, recently announced that it has awarded a sustainability grant to the Global Tourism Resilience and Disaster Management Centre, which is housed at the University of the West Indies.

As part of Airbnb’s Community Fund, the centre received a grant of $250,000 USD to assist sustainability and conservation initiatives. The fund, which was established in 2020, intends to give out $100 million USD by 2030 in order to enhance local communities all around the world.

The funding will be used to support the Building Climate Knowledge, Attitudes, and Awareness across the Caribbean project, which aims to educate Caribbean micro, small, and medium-sized tourism business owners about the value of implementing climate-responsible practises into their day-to-day operations and motivate them to act quickly to stop global warming.

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