CTO releases Caribbean guidebook

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) UK Chapter has now released its 2007/2008 official 52-page guide to the Caribbean.
As well as offering a fact sheet on each of the destinations, details of how to reach each country or territory and information on every CTO member, the guide presents comprehensive information on all the familiar highlights, unknown treasures and niche attractions offered throughout the whole Caribbean region.

For the travel trade, Caribbean aficionados and uninitiated travellers, the “What’s on in 2007 and 2008” section offers indispensable insights into the carnivals and film, cultural, musical and sport festivals taking place by destination throughout the Caribbean over the next year.

The guide’s other nine sections focus on the principal fields of interest in the Caribbean, and cover the beaches; the trekking, diving and golf opportunities; the spas and romantic possibilities; information for business travellers and bird-watching and ecological information.

The first section showcases the Caribbean’s best-known calling card, providing information on the beaches and watersports on different islands as well as detailing the regattas, fishing opportunities and pinpoints undiscovered sandy strands. Other sections, for the more active, list locations for misty mountain treks, biking routes, high-calibre diving options and the Robert Trent Jones and Tom Weiskopf championship golf courses.

Those seeking a sybaritic holiday will be interested in the spas and relaxation section, which describes everything from popular favourites such as Malliouhana’s 15,000sq ft ocean-front spa in Anguilla to The Bahamas’ new spa at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.


For couples the guide details wedding opportunities in Churches, botanical gardens, plantation houses, historic forts and even on yachts. The eco-traveller will learn from the bird watching and ‘natural environment’ sections, whilst for entrepreneurs and businessmen there is an enlightening insight into the region’s meeting and conference facilities.

Julia Hendry, Director of Marketing, CTO UK and Europe, said, “With 2007 having been a busy and successful year for the Caribbean, the region hosting the Cricket World Cup and a range of stylish new hotel openings, new spas and renovations, we are confident that there will be much interest focused on the Caribbean this winter and throughout 2008. I am sure that the CTO’s new guide will be an invaluable tool for all visitors seeking to escape to, or sell holidays to, this exceptional region.

Whether they are looking to enjoy the melting pot of cultures and world-class cuisine, the history, architecture and culture, revitalise in a spa, wed in the tropics or just enjoy the breathtaking beaches and rainforests, the guide will ensure that they are familiar with the Caribbean and all its unique and tempting qualities.”