support, train and reinforce identity of SME
develop more information on the possibilities to do business in Curaçao
develop our agriculture and fisheries.
Encourage financial institutions to develop new products and mechanisms for funding long term investment projects. Stimulate competition between the local and international banks so that interest rates will go down.
Develop an integrated approach to ‘one stop’ investment and job creation/market- ing/promotion/closing locally and overseas.
Tourism investment (although not tourism promotion per se) should be considered a key and integral part of such an approach.
Implement an export development-strategy.
Provide incentives for creation of value added jobs that make Curaçao competitive in the global market place.
Ensure that the prices in the transportation (air & sea) and utility sectors are at competitive levels.
Create our tourism industry based on all our assets, history, culture, envi- ronment and people. Focus on a broad range of tourism development and promotion including: cultural, eco- and historic tourism; business travelers extending their stay; shopping; regular scheduled events and festivals; new attractions; Willemstad as an attraction; our multicultural and multiracial heritage; our professional athletes.
Create a training center for the tourist industry that produces a work force that: understands Curaçao’s history, culture and nature; understands tourism’s positive impact; views their job as an opportunity to provide service to a customer not just an opportunity to make money; has good language and communication skills in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Portuguese; communicates a sense of pride in Curaçao as our home; results in a tourist friendly workforce; improves work ethics, productivity, earnings and ultimately quality of life; ultimately trains inhabitants to fill all middle and top level management positions.
Create an open sky policy that produces more and less expensive flights to and from Curaçao.
Create a financial structure to support tourism over the long term with low interest rates and long term loans.
Increase private-public funding for a coordinated island wide promotion program that: builds the Curaçao brand; focuses on most effective targeted potential customers; benefits from the Caribbean tourism network; uses “state of the art” electronic communications.
Increase hotel capacity and eliminate or reduce the factors limiting hotel profitability including: high utility costs; low worker productivity; lack of local middle and top management personal; high food and beverage costs; worker permit system.
Introduce the tourism industry in the curriculum in the primary schools and continue with apprenticeship programs through the secondary schools to graduation.
Establish Curaçao as a tax free area for all visitors.
Create an abundance mentality.
Ensure that business is based on our norms and values.
Conserve and maintain our natural resources; maintain harmonious relations with the environment.
Stimulate creativity in economic solutions.
Measure the international competitiveness of Curaçao through one or more of the international competitiveness standards that includes both public and private sector.
Provide education related to agriculture and history.