THE Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is helping its members curb the spread of Zika.
Concerned about the emergence of Zika in light of the challenges the tourism industry faced during the Chikungunya epidemic, SLHTA Apprenticeship Coordinator, Wendel George said in order to safeguard employees and visitors, the organization took a proactive approach.
He said: “This year we collaborated with institutions like the Ministry of Health, and brought in retired nurses to sensitize various schools on the island about Zika, and how they can do their part within their homes, the hotels, and the establishments that they work at.”
The training, he said, is expected to filter from the top tier of establishments to the employees.
George said: “We send notices out to our members and we invite managers to attend a forum where we train them over a day or two so that they, in turn, can go back to their various departments to train their employees.”
The SLHTA invites anyone with inquiries about its Zika Campaign to contact its office.