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.