Caribbean Tourism Organization News

Bahamas to head Caribbean Tourism Organisation

Bahamas to head Caribbean Tourism Organisation

The Bahamas has been elected chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, with the election of minister of tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Following his election Wilchcombe stated: “I intend to build upon what my predecessor Richard Sealy of Barbados began and I also intend to build on the relationship with the private sector.

Caribbean Tourism Organisation appoints new sustainability leader

Caribbean Tourism Organisation appoints new sustainability leader

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.

Caribbean visitor spending climbs in 2013

Caribbean visitor spending climbs in 2013

The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor expenditure in 2013 when compared to 2012, with the spending rate outpacing that of visitor arrivals for the first time in three years, according to figures from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. The authority on Caribbean tourism arrival statistics and visitor spend announced visitors to the Caribbean spent an estimated US$28.1 billion in 2013, up 2.3 per cent over 2012.

Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles to lead Caribbean’s tourism conference

Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles to lead Caribbean’s tourism conference

21st Aug 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) from Bridgetown Barbados has confirmed that the Hon. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, will lead a delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference, in St. Kitts this October.

Caribbean Tourism Summit to address critical issues

Caribbean Tourism Summit to address critical issues

5th Jun 2012 Tourism News

Several of the top players in the global tourism industry are set to meet on Jamaican soil to examine the way forward for the region’s tourism sector at the Caribbean Tourism Summit and Outlook Seminar 2012. Preparations are in high gear for the event, which will be held from June 15-16, at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Montego Bay.