June 25, 2019

“CTO Scholarship Foundation is new name for Caribbean education charity

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NEW YORK, NY (17 June 2019) – The Caribbean Foundation, originally launched in 1989, has been officially renamed the “CTO Scholarship Foundation.”             “We renamed the Foundation to clarify the organization’s purpose in the public eye so that everyone will understand the goal of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to Caribbean nationals who are seeking to […]

Caribbean seeing robust growth so far in 2019

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By Matt Turner From Travel Agent Central Led by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a robust 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In an update to the media on the region’s performance at a news conference this morning hosted at the Wyndham New […]

Hugh Riley stepping down at Caribbean Tourism Organization

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By Jim Byers From Travel Pulse One of the world’s best-known tourism figures is stepping down. The Caribbean Tourism Organization, the region’s tourism development agency, announced the move Tuesday morning April 23. Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in August 2009 after acting for a year, […]

A New Year’s Message from Patricia Affonso-Dass, President, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA)

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Caribbean Tourism: Adapting to Change  As we look back over 2018 and look forward to the New Year, I am reminded of the C.S. Lewis quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  Our region’s rich tourism past and our many successes have served us well, providing a sound foundation for […]

Pure Grenada, The Spice Of The Caribbean supports the CTO’s Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean fully supports the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s year of wellness and rejuvenation. The Caribbean is blessed with a beautiful natural environment and naturally friendly people that make perfect escapes for relaxation. This theme is timely as the Caribbean seeks to position itself as the ultimate global […]

Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction observed in St. Kitts and Nevis under “Resilience for All” theme

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“Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Government has been responding to the felt needs of the people by integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk-informed measures into new programmes and policies largely focused on building back better and increasing our country’s resilience,” the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Osmond Petty […]

Caribbean launches “THE RHYTHM NEVER STOPS” Marketing campaign

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To view video go to: https://youtu.be/yJlbu2Ig_m8 Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association partner on regional marketing MIAMI (October 11, 2018) – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in […]

CTO state of the tourism industry: The latest post-hurricane Caribbean updates

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From Travel Agent At the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), islands across the Caribbean provided the latest updates regarding their recovery from last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The conference is taking place October 1 – 5 at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Here are the latest updates: […]

World Tourism Day 2018: Message from Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General

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Tourism development agency joins global community in celebrating World Tourism Day Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, issued the following statement on the celebration of World Tourism Day 2018, Wednesday, September 27, 2018: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the tourism development agency for the region, joins the global community today in celebrating World Tourism […]

Caribbean hotel numbers flat for 2018’s first six months

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly Hotel performance in the Caribbean through June was relatively flat, due in part to the effects of the 2017 hurricanes and the loss of inventory from properties still closed, according to the Q2 Hospitality Market Update from Integra Realty Resources. The continued expansion of Airbnb and similar alternatives […]