November 21, 2019

CTO launches Caribbean calling campaign in the UK

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From South Florida Caribbean News he integrated consumer-focused campaign will run  throughout October and will highlight the diversity of the Caribbean LONDON, UK  –The Caribbean Tourism Organization UK Chapter in association with headline partner BA Holidays and destination partners Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Pure Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Tobago launched the ‘Caribbean Calling’ integrated consumer-focused […]

OECS Member states excel at 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

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Entities from Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and Martinique receive recognition Three OECS Member States topped the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s 2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards winning five of the eight prestigious tourism honours.  The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC2019), held this year on the 26-29 August at the Beachcombers Hotel in St. […]

CTO honors eight Caribbean tourism entities with sustainable tourism awards

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From eTurbo News The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognised eight tourism entities from CTO-member countries with its top awards for embracing sustainable tourism principles. The awards were presented on 29 August at the closing of the CTO’s Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Following a rigorous judging process by an esteemed panel […]

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 […]