In the wake of the catastrophic impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on some member countries, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation is adding a special session to the upcoming State of the Tourism Industry Conference in Grenada. The event will focus on how to recover and rebuild after a major disaster.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has activated a relief fund to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category five Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is partnering with the ministry of tourism in St. Kitts to host a sustainable tourism forum, with a focus on climate change. Themed Good for Us, Better for All, the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum is being held as part of the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the region’s tourism development agency, is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest airline tour operator in the Middle East, as it seeks to broaden the Caribbean’s appeal in the Arabian Market.
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.
The leader of one of the world’s leading resort companies will outline a vision for Caribbean tourism as he sets the tone for the region’s most important tourism gatherings, the State of the Industry Conference. The chief executive officer of Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart, will deliver the keynote address at the September event Barbados.
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.