The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has appointed Dominican-native Amanda Charles as sustainable tourism specialist, effective immediately.
Charles will coordinate and implement the organisation’s sustainable tourism programme aimed at enhancing the development, growth, quality, competitiveness and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.
She Charles is a tourism professional with several years of experience, having worked most recently as the adviser to the directorate of sustainable tourism at the Association of Caribbean States in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, a position she held for five years.
While there Charles coordinated the directorate’s sustainable tourism programme and managed the financial, technical and logistical aspects of the directorate’s projects and activities.
She also worked as a tourism specialist consultant at the Organisation of American States department of economic development, trade and tourism in Washington, DC and as a project consultant at the OAS department of sustainable development.
As the CTO’s sustainable tourism specialist, Charles will lead the organisation’s agenda which includes helping to develop quality standards for
Caribbean destinations and their tourism products and services.
Also on the agenda is designing, delivering and/or coordinating training and development programmes dealing with sustainable tourism and product development; and providing and/or facilitating technical advice/assistance on management issues related to product development and sustainable tourism matters to ministries of tourism, boards of tourism and other public and private sector tourism entities in the CTO member states.