Tourism Workshop – Chiquita Groenewoud-Kotzebue, Curaçao Representative
Ms Groenewoud-Kotzebue highlighted how her island is innovating in the sector and some of the continuing challenges faced challenges faced.
For example, Hofi Cas Cora, is a small organic family farm on the island that is rasing awareness of the ‘farm to fork’ concept, also offering dishes with Caribbean flair in its eatery.
Curaçao’s dependency on fossil fuel (only 28% renewable energy) and intensive de-salination making water expensive are innovation challenges in the tourism sector. Another of the island’s challenges is waste management: the current landfill will be depleted in 8 years.