A new-state-of-the-art airport opened its doors on Wednesday 27th of March 2019. The striking new airport is eco-friendly with solutions such as a geothermal air conditioning system, a reflective roof and high-efficiency LED lighting.
Green transport, green business, green OCTs. Bikes, electrical bikes and electrical cars are way to go in the OCTs. Introduction of electric vehicles helps to reduce CO2-emissions and the dependence on petroleum. Implementing green transport in OCTs, could help at the same time to be economically better and to stay uncontaminated. Countries that rely on low air pollutant emitting fuel mixes may gain a lot in terms of avoided external costs. The benefits extend in protection of environment and enhancement of economy especially in green business and tourism.
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Bonaire offers guided adventures across the island in electric 2-seater Twizys, a sustainable, eco-friendly, semi-open electric car. This car, being eco-friendly, is in line with Bonaire’s commitment to the conservation of the environment since energy for the Twizys are generated by solar and wind power.
La Collectivité de Saint-Barthélemy a été choisie pour recevoir les premiers modèles de Bee-Bee XS, une voiture électrique destinée principalement aux professionnels du tourisme et aux collectivités locales.
Découvre Bora Bora avec un véhicule sympa et écologique. Le service qui permet aux touristes de louer une voiture durable, offre aussi un service de ramassage/dépot et un plan de l’île. La voiture est 100% électrique et chargeable avec panneaux solaires ; sa petite taille permet de voyager facilement dans l’île.
Nouvelle Calédonie – Nouméa Beach Car offre un moyen de transport éco-durable pour les touristes avec une voiture de design vintage, 100% électrique. Grâce à cette voiture, on peut facilement traverser Nouméa en respectant l’environnement.
Aruba – Discover the island on a fun bike tour to experience the real beauty and culture of Aruba. Use eBikes (like normal bikes with electrical assistance) to remove most of the effort of climbing the hills. Using electric power-assist technology you will safely ride faster, smoother, and further without breaking a sweat.
In Bonaire there is a company, Bike Rental Delivery, with various types of rental bikes and scooters both standard and electrical. Services include also innovative way of delivering and returning equipment. Cycling on Bonaire is the most economical means of transport and it is fun and healthy too!
The hurricanes Irma and Maria caused significant damage on Caribbean Islands. Because of destroyed connections, trade and tourist flows have stopped almost entirely. A temporary ferry connection was established between Saba, Statia and St. Kitts. St. Kitts is connected to international and local air links which can help to revitalise tourism. This service provides the opportunity for visitors and locals to travel between the islands, which creates the possibility for the tourism industry to survive during a difficult period. This agreement would not be possible without the cooperation and assistance of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands.
To support entrepreneurs, Dutch government secured 2.48 million euros available to the governments. Entrepreneurs can ask for a refunding request in case they have lost a large part of their turnover due to the consequences of the hurricane. With this scheme, the government helps companies interested in tourism to overcome this difficult period of reconstruction.