The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is helping prepare Caribbean tourism ministers, commissioners, and directors for World Travel Market at the highly anticipated European Marketing Forum. The annual pre-WTM event will focus on helping the Caribbean find customers in 2012.
Officials at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation have welcomed a decision by UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne to cut Air Passenger Duty on long-haul flights departing from Northern Ireland. The decision was confirmed at the end of September and will see the direct long-haul rate of APD fall to the lower short-haul rate - £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers.
The secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Hugh Riley, has called on tourism interests in the Americas “to educate our populations to the true potential of this marvellously resilient, yet incredibly vulnerable industry”. Tourism in the region will be celebrated by World Travel Awards later this month when Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica, plays hose to the annual Caribbean & the Americas Gala Ceremony.
British Airways has announced plans to reduce flights to the Caribbean following a sharp rise in Air Passenger Duty. Blaming falling passenger numbers on the punitive tax, BA chief executive, Keith Williams, confirmed the news during the Caribbean Tourism Organisation conference in St Martin.
British Airways is once again supporting the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, with chief executive Keith Williams giving the key note speech at the first State of the Industry Conference, taking place in St Martin.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation and NTA have created a new partnership to promote opportunities to tourism businesses in the over 30 member countries in the region. Under the terms of the deal, NTA tour operators will also be offered easier access to Caribbean destinations.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association are to re-launch the marketing and business development unit, the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a jointly owned and private-operated, profitable entity created in 2007.
The French Caribbean destination of St Martin will make history when it hosts the first state of the industry conference organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation in September. President of the St Martin Tourism Authority, Ida Zin-Ka-Ieu, and the CTO secretary general, Hugh Riley, made the announcement at a joint news conference.
The French Caribbean destination of St Martin will make history when it hosts the first state of the industry conference organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) in September.
Officials at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation have welcomed an announcement from UK chancellor George Osborne Air Passenger Duty will not rise this year. The chancellor’s statement that the arbitrary nature of the bands “appeared to believe the Caribbean was further away than California,” is also a clear recognition of a crucial issue raised by the organisation during lobbying efforts to have the tax reformed.