September 21, 2019

Airbnb and the Caribbean Tourism Organization sign cooperation agreement

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Both sides agree to develop a set of policy principles and recommendations on the sharing economy for Caribbean governments Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and Airbnb, whose community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations, today signed a landmark agreement to develop a […]

Caribbean lukewarm on LGBT travellers

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From Antigua Observer MIAMI BEACH, Florida – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has said the body cannot force member countries to cater to the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT) traveller. Hugh Riley has labelled as “a form of self-determination,” countries which don’t pursue LGBT vacationers. “It is a form of member […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization launches 30 Days of Caribbean Romance campaign

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 1 June, 2016 –   A month-long campaign in observance of the Caribbean Year of Romance gets underway today. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which declared 2016 the Year of Romance, today launches a social media campaign dubbed, 30 Days of Caribbean Romance. Each day during the month of June, Caribbean destinations and tourism […]

More tourist arrivals brighten the hope of economic recovery for Caribbean countries

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By Narayan Ammachchi From Nearshore Americas Nearly 29 million tourists visited the Caribbean in 2015, a 7.2% jump over the previous year and encouraging sign for future growth. Caribbean islands welcomed a huge number of tourists last year, with an estimated 28.7 million people visiting the region. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), tourist […]

Caribbean Tourism Officials gather in Antigua and Barbuda to address business and service excellence in the industry

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From Curacao Chronicle ST. JOHN’S – As Caribbean tourism rebounds, tourism practitioners within the region are making their next strategic move by focussing on enhancing the quality of their product, and developing a strong culture of service excellence. The Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Hugh Riley and other well-known Caribbean tourism officials will […]

CTO declares 2016 “Year of Romance in the Caribbean”

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PRESS RELEASE – With the start of the New Year comes the launch of a new initiative by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) – 2016 The Year of Romance in the Caribbean – which celebrates everything romantic about the region. Through the campaign, CTO and its member countries and hotels will highlight the Caribbean as […]

Caribbean Tourism official calls for ‘Open Skies’ airline policy

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse Several major U.S. airlines have added new Caribbean flights this year, but the region’s tourism stakeholders are looking for more. Regional government authorities should institute an “open skies” policy wherever possible to eliminate secondary screening at Caribbean airports, said Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). […]