MSME: Culture and Tourism

In addition to the consideration of the issue of small and medium enterprises in the hospitality sector in the context of Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-level Authorities of Tourism, recent efforts have in this area have led to:

• The consolidation of the Small Tourism Enterprises Network (STEN) designed as a unified network that integrates public, private and community sector strategies to provide strategic support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the tourism industry in the Caribbean.

• The establishment of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Owners and Operators of Small Hotels that serves as a mechanism to promote closer links among the Caribbean, Central American and Andean sub-region’s small hotels, to share experiences, case studies, best practices and joint activities.