Tourism

  • CARPHA TO COLLABORATE WITH CARIBBEAN TOURIST ORGANIZATION ON QUALITY TOURISM

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) which started its operations this month under Interim Director, Dr. Jerome Walcott, former Minister of Health, Barbados was a subject of discussion at the Council of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, held during the Market Place Conference in Nassau The Bahamas on 22 January 2012 After receiving a presentation…

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  • The Bahamas hosts first regional seminar on tourism and SME development

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As efforts continue in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to insulate the tourism sector from the downturn in global economies, the Government of The Bahamas, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Latin America and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) have collaborated to convene the First Regional Seminar on Tourism, 31 August-1 September, in The Bahamas. With central…

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  • More to be done to strengthen heritage tourism, says CARICOM culture manager

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, Dr Hilary Brown is of the opinion that the Caribbean needs to do more to strengthen its heritage tourism product. She believes that “much more could be done” to develop the Region’s natural and built heritage which is an invaluable resource in…

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  • CARIFORUM countries need development finance for tourism

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The critical importance of tourism to the Caribbean Region coupled with the sector’s vulnerability to the negative impacts of major global crises necessitated that the Region intensified its quest for development finance to support the industry. This view was expressed by Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, CARICOM Secretary-General (ag) at the opening of the Annual Caribbean…

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  • Positive prospects for Tourism by 2020

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Predictions by World Travel and Tourism Council suggest that by 2021, the direct contribution of travel and tourism to Caribbean Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be 16.4bn Euros. The Council also predicted that the sector’s wider economic impact on the Region will be 50.83 billion Euros and its total contribution to employment is projected…

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  • CARICOM AND ITALY TO DEEPEN COOPERATION IN TECHNOLOGY & TOURISM.

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has received the assurances of the Government of Italy's representative in the Region that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are among the areas in which Italy is interested in increased cooperation with CARICOM. While giving this commitment to the Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Mr. Edwin Carrington on Monday (July12), Italy's Plenipotentiary Representative to CARICOM, His…

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  • PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE CARICOM TOURISM SUMMIT, 8-9 DECEMBER 2001, THE BAHAMAS

    Caribbean governments have agreed to implement an aggressive advertising programme to get tourism, the main foreign exchange earner for a number of countries, back on track following the decline in arrivals after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. This was a major decision emerging from the Summit on Tourism held at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, The Bahamas…

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  • MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE : ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANISATION, MR. JEAN HOLDER, AT THE SECOND CARIBBEAN TOURISM SUMMIT, NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS, 8-9 DECEMBER 2001

    Mr. Chairman, Rt. Hon Hubert Ingraham Distinguished Heads of Government Secretary General of CARICOM Ministers of Government Your Excellencies Tourism Public and Private Sector Colleagues We are met today to fulfil a promise made in February this year to tackle the momentous task of “reinventing” Caribbean tourism, the economic sector, on which this Region is said to be four times…

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  • PRESENTATION BY RALPH TAYLOR, PRESIDENT, CARIBBEAN HOTEL ASSOCIATION AT THE SECOND CARICOM TOURISM SUMMIT, THE BAHAMAS, 8 DECEMBER, 2001

    Mr. Chairman, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,  His Excellency the President of Guyana; Other Esteemed Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Representatives of Regional Organizations; Senior Government Officials; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. The Caribbean Hotel Association wants to place on the record, its gratitude to CARICOM, for hosting this historic summit. When we…

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  • TWO-DAY REGIONAL TOURISM SUMMIT IN THE BAHAMAS

    In less that two months, CARICOM Heads of Government are once again meeting in The Bahamas, this time for a Tourism Summit on 8-9 December at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham who is Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and CARICOM Head of Government with lead responsibility…

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