As the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season got off to a busy start, key stakeholders in the Caribbean tourism sector convened a virtual forum last week, placing a spotlight on the pivotal role of effective, strategic crisis communications when responding to, and recovering from, natural and manmade disasters.
Josephine Connolly, the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Minister of Tourism, recently attended the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) Business Meetings and Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman – the first major in-person events for the CTO since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nature Conservancy, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the United Nations Environment Programme have joined forces to create a guide to coral reef restoration designed specifically for the Caribbean tourism sector.
Created by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation UK & Europe, the event will bring buyers and suppliers together and provide the opportunity to grow business and learn more about the region.
A Jamaican firm has been selected by the regional tourism development agency, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, to conduct its first-ever regional skills audit to assess the competencies of the regional tourism workforce.
Data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation shows that tourist arrivals to the region fell to just over 11 million in 2020, a decline of 65 per cent when compared to the record 32 million visits in 2019.
A pro bono account, the company started working with the organisation this month to increase followers and engagement through a series of planned inspiring content aimed at consumer, trade and media.
The minister explained Generation-C was shorthand for the post-pandemic traveller, an age non-specific demographic willing to embark on trips once lockdown is eased.