More small tourism stakeholders are being encouraged to acquire first aid training, so they can be first responders in cases of emergency involving tourists.
Earlier this year, German biologist Ulrike Frenking fell into a bat cave at Tamana while hiking with friends, and was assisted by villagers.
Tourism Minister Mitchell says the ‘Tour Guiding Safety and Security Protocol Handbook’ states that guides “should have above elementary first-aid training to be able to respond to sudden medical emergencies that might occur while on tour.”
He says tour operators, tour guides, tourist transport providers and others benefit from the Caribbean Small Tourism Enterprises Project which has so far provided 48 stakeholders with first aid training.
He is urging others to follow suit.