Windward Islands Airways International (Winair) has been named the official airline for the Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition.
The conference will be held at the Mike Van Putten Youth Center from September 25th – 27th 2012, during which delegates will discuss issues relating to the island’s sustainability.
Winair will facilitate transportation of delegates, including the media, to the conference. It is expected that the relationship will sustain beyond the inaugural conference.
“We at Winair are pleased to support this initiative by the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation. We think it’s a very positive initiative that will benefit the destination,” said Claudio Buncamper, the vice president and director of marketing and sales at Winair.
The conference will address how the local community can benefit from engaging in sustainable practices, including renewable energy sources – hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, and agro tourism – as well as how to maximize the benefits from local products.