Tourism’s “Hottest” Issues To Be Debated at CTC-25

This year’s 25 th Annual Caribbean
Tourism Conference (CTC-25) will deal
with some of the most controversial and
provocative issues impacting on
Caribbean tourism, Hugh Riley, the
CTO’s director of marketing for the
Americans has promised.

“(CTC-25) will be special,” Mr. Riley
said before leaving for Freeport to
attend pre-conference meetings.
“Carefully selected speakers will share
their expertise on tourism`s hottest
issues; from the financial survival of
trade and consumer groups, to
controversial views of flight crew and

One of the most controversial and hotly
debated questions facing the industry
since September 11, 2001 is whether
pilots should be armed.

This question, along with the
contentious subject of airfares and who
decides what the passenger should pay,
are among some of the “hottest”
matters that CTC-25 will deal with, Mr.
Riley said.

The CTO marketing director gave the
assurance that all of the sessions would
be geared towards helping delegates
increase their Caribbean tourism
“Solutions to problems affecting the
development of a viable and sustainable
tourism product will be addressed,” Mr.
Riley said.
“CTC-25 will provide an excellent
opportunity for the regional public and
private sectors to evaluated the
immense challenges of 2002 and to seek
to chart new courses for the future,” he
Bahamas Prime Minister Hon.
Perry Christie who will
keynote CTC 25.
Bahamas Prime Minister Hon. Perry
Christie will keynote the conference,
which opens on October 28, 2002 at Our
Lucaya Golf and Beach Club, Grand
Bahama Island.