August 20, 2019

Trinidadian born storyteller Rita Cox to be honored by CTO

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By Caribbean National Weekly TORONTO, Canada, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it will honour Trinidad-born storyteller, Rita Cox, with its Lifetime Achievement Award later this month. It said that Cox, who chronicles the Caribbean legacy, will be given the award during the CTO Media Day luncheon scheduled for August 22. CTO […]

CTO announces short list for Caribbean Travel Media Awards

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CTO EXPANDS BLACK TIE AWARDS GALA TO HONOUR INCLUENCERS ALONG WITH JOURNALISTS DURING CARIBBEAN WEEK NEW YORKCaribbean Tourism Industry Awards Gala held at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on 6 June, 2019 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (xx May, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced the finalists for the Caribbean Travel Media Awards, which will be held […]

CTO expands programme with industry-specific scholarships for Caribbean nationals

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From WIC News In an effort to provide more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing higher education and careers in the tourism industry, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation has enhanced and expanded its programme. With the support of partners in the private sector, the foundation is this year introducing scholarships of up to $5000 […]

Crippling 2017 storms wracked Caribbean visitor growth in 2018

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by Brian Major From Travel Pulse While the crippling hurricanes of September 2017 were expected to take a toll on Caribbean visitor arrivals, the full impact became more evident on Wednesday at a Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) press briefing, during which officials outlined the storms’ derailment of 2018 arrivals growth for several destinations. Caribbean nations […]

CHTA President calls for greater investment in Caribbean people

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (November 27, 2018) – While millions are drawn to the Caribbean’s natural beauty and attractions every year, it is the creativity and warmth of the people that keep visitors returning, asserts Patricia Affonso-Dass, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference […]

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 […]

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk

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By Erik Grimaldi From World Tourism Wire Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a discussion organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands to host CTO Tourism HR Conference in November

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From eTurbo News When human resource professionals from across the region meet in the Cayman Islands in November for the CTO 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference, they will be challenged to develop effective strategies and plans to build a high performance and motivated workforce. The 28-30 November conference, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), […]

Caribbean tourism organization plans for October conference

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From Travel Agent Central The Caribbean Tourism Organization will analyze new ways for the area’s tourism industry to adapt to changing trends and demands at this year’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference. Themed Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect – New Directions for Caribbean Tourism, the meeting will run from October 2 to October 5 at Atlantis, […]