CTO announces Sustainable Tourism Development Conference

The Caribbean Tourism Organization, (CTO), has announced that its fifth Annual Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development will be held in St. Kitts and Nevis April 23-26, 2003. It will be staged in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean States, (ACS), and in conjunction with the host country.
Themed Keeping the Right Balance: Embracing Our Heritage, this year’s conference will highlight the importance of our cultural and natural heritage in the development of sustainable tourism products.
Sessions that will be held during the conference will include:
Planning, Managing and Partnership: Key issues for the balance of our natural and cultural heritage.
Ensuring the quality and authenticity of our heritage tourism products: Standards, Categorization and Certification Schemes.
Standing out through our Heritage: Marketing strategies based on the natural and cultural richness of our region.
Financing heritage-based projects.
Stakeholders speak out: Relevant issues for St. Kitts & Nevis.
Defining the way forward: Relevant issues for the Caribbean
on sustainable tourism development.
Conference participants will have an opportunity to meet regional and international tourism specialists and will interact with development experts from the cultural and environmental sectors. They will explore the diversity of St. Kitts & Nevis through exciting tours and help develop policies and programs to achieve sustainability in the region.
The 5th Annual Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development will be the first such event to be held at the newly constructed St. Kitts Marriott
Royal Beach Resort.