Clearly show that poor and vulnerable populations will benefit from tourism development (accompany economic growth by effective domestic poverty reduction programmes, promote social protection schemes reform of tax policies,…)
Emphasize principles of ecological and sustainable development (e.g. promote environmental policies, eco-tourism…)
Promote primarily SMEs (more links to local industry, more value added to the region,…)
Private sector in tourism should also put its act together (think globally beyond donor money as easy source of funding, develop capacity to lobby at national and regional levels and in Brussels, make sure tourism industry is represented in EPA Consultative Committee,…)
Agree on clear public-private role division tourism in the design, programming management and implementation of tourism programmes on the basis of comparative advantage (example of rum sector).