Small Tourism Enterprises Project: Carribean
The Small Tourism Enterprises Project (STEP) was started by the OAS (Organization of American States) with a focus on creating a support and assistance service for Caribbean small hotels in participating countries. The primary emphasis of the project to date has been on technology and hotel management support through volunteer programs. With the addition of USAID as a major partner and support from a variety of sources, the OAS program isВ implementing a range of services for Caribbean small tourism enterprisesВ and improvingВ environmental management.
CDC collaborates with the OAS in their implementation by providing the technical expertise necessary for proper skills transfer to clients in St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, and St. Lucia. CDC volunteers provide management and operations assistance to small hotels under the aegis of the OAS-STEP program.