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CTC-28 Heading For USVI in Oct.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the United States Virgin Islands have announced that the 28th Annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-28), will take place in the USVI from October 22-26, 2005. A series of business meetings, including meetings of the Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism and the Board of Directors, will immediately precede the conference.The conference is the Caribbean region’s premier caucus of tourism decision-makers and an important event on the calendar of tourism practitioners, as well as individuals seeking to do business with the Caribbean.

This year, CTO, along with the USVI Department of Tourism will host tourism industry officials representing Caribbean governments, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, tour operators, strategic partners and media representatives from around the world.

“The U.S. Virgin Islands is happy to step forward and host this very important event in the region’s tourism calendar,” said Pamela C. Richards, the commissioner of tourism for the USVI and chairman of CTO.

“We promise an exciting programme with sessions that are relevant to our members’ needs, as well as opportunities to enjoy our wonderful heritage and hospitality,” she said.