Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI)

Department of Economic Development 

Tourism Safety and Security of the Americas

As part of its capacity building activities and in association with the Culture and Tourism Section, the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), is conducting a training program comprising a two-day stakeholders meetings and workshop and a five-day specialized courses on Tourism Security for supervisory level private and public sector officers.

This program makes emphasis on improving security at tourist and recreational facilities in OAS member states, which will improve access controls, security awareness, law enforcement training and emergency preparedness.

The primary objective of the training is to develop the skills of Security Supervisors in the areas of counterterrorism, law enforcement and security capabilities within the tourism sector.  A secondary objective is to promote the development of public-private partnerships between security officials of the public and private sectors involved in tourism and recreational facilities.

This program that started as a Pilot Project between 2006 and 2007, utilizing the Caribbean countries that would host the International Cricket Council – Cricket World Cup (ICC-CWC) in March 2007 as the sample area, is now being extended to all OAS Member States in the Americas.