CTO head becomes new tourism minister for Bahamas

The head of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, is joining the Bahamian Senate as Minister of Tourism and Aviation. His appointment as the new tourism minister in the Bahamas is being hailed as a significant move for the wider Caribbean region.Vanderpool-Wallace had served as Director General of Tourism in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism for 12 years and has had a long and distinguished career in tourism in both the public and private sector of The Bahamas and in the region. He previously served as Chairman of the Management Committee of the Bahamas Tourism Training Center, Director of both the Central Bank of The Bahamas and the Bank of The Bahamas, and Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas.