Tourism, both public and private, is one of the principal economic sectors for many member nations of the OAS. Because tourism is so vital to so many nations, the Organization has developed a Tourism Security plan that is aimed at strengthening the capacity of the public and private tourism sectors to prevent and respond to potential terrorist or other security attacks on tourist and sites and facilities. The program provides specialized security training and works to promote public-private security partnerships to protect the citizens of the Western Hemisphere.

Committee on Hemispheric Security

Tourism Security

Department of Economic and Social Development (DESD)

Culture and Tourism