ACTA participated in the Tourism Cares Event in Puerto Rico on May 8th and 9th.
On May 8th – ACTA participated in the opening session that focused on connections of the communities and tourism. The welcome session introduced the mission-shift and evolution of Tourism Cares. A focus on looking forward and the future of tourism through demonstration of destinations and entrepreneurs. Then continued into two breakout sections:
On May 9th – The team was brought to Centro de Microempresas y Tecnologías Agrícolas Sustentables Yauco (CMTAS), a community sustainable farm. CMTAS became a support center for the community, providing food and access to clean water after the hurricane in 2017.
The volunteers consisted of about 150 people from all across North America. They were divided into 8 teams, which assisted in tree planting, painting and restoration of the community to help with the sustainability of Puerto Rico.
Through volunteer labor, grant funding and community support, the three-day program invested nearly $100,000 in to the communities of San Juan, Ponce and Yauco.
For more information on the event, click here.