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  • Photo of Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    (Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November. The 17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1 November launch of…

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  • Photo of CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    Two Regional tourism organisations have  applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the umbrella private sector organisation, signalled their appreciation…

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  • Photo of Impressive but challenging year for regional tourism

    Impressive but challenging year for regional tourism

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Hugh Riley, says 2016 has been an impressive but also challenging year for tourism in the region. In his Christmas message, Riley pointed to an increase in tourist arrivals when compared to 2015 that was a record year. He said the tourist arrivals have been fuelled by strong…

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  • Photo of The Bahamas elected Chair of Caribbean Tourism Organisation

    The Bahamas elected Chair of Caribbean Tourism Organisation

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  (15 September, 2016) – The Bahamas is now Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), with the election of its Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. The election took place on 15 September in Barbados at the organisation’s annual general meeting during the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC). Following his election, Mr. Wilchcombe stated: “I intend…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Tourism sets new performance records

    Caribbean Tourism sets new performance records

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (16 Feb. 2016) – For the first time since the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) began keeping records, the Caribbean  outperformed every major tourism region in the world in setting new arrival and spend records in 2015 while exceeding expectations. International tourist trips to the region grew by seven per cent to 28.7 million visits, much higher than the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Urges UN Conference to Support CARICOM Position on Climate Change

    Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Urges UN Conference to Support CARICOM Position on Climate Change

    PARIS, France, Dec 02 2015 – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is calling on the global community to support CARICOM’s position advocating for a cap on the world’s temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celsius as part of their deliberations during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in Paris from Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2015. In…

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  • Photo of CTO launches Travel Trends Report 2015 at World Travel Market

    CTO launches Travel Trends Report 2015 at World Travel Market

    LONDON, UK – The Caribbean Tourism Organiation (CTO) today launched its UK and European Travel Industry Trends & Insight Report 2015, produced in conjunction with the travel trade publication, TTG. For the second year running, the CTO has produced this report to give members and wider travel industry partners a unique insight into the key issues affecting the industry and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean tourist arrivals outpacing other major regions

    Caribbean tourist arrivals outpacing other major regions

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is forecasting a five to six per cent growth in tourist arrivals for the region in 2015. The news comes as the region outpaces all other major regions globally, with record numbers for the first six months of 2015. “For the first six months the Caribbean welcomed 14.8 million, approximately 800 thousand or 5.8 per…

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  • Photo of CTO gets first hand look at Montserrat’s tourism potential

    CTO gets first hand look at Montserrat’s tourism potential

    Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) paid a visit to Montserrat on Friday October 9th, 2015. The Honourable Richard L. Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados and also Chairman of CTO and Mr. Hugh Riley, Secretary General of CTO, visited with the Honourable Premier and Minister of Tourism, Mr. Donaldson Romeo. Main purpose of the visit was to understand Montserrat’s…

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  • Photo of CTO Secretary General calls for action to facilitate travel to and through the Caribbean

    CTO Secretary General calls for action to facilitate travel to and through the Caribbean

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has urged regional authorities to institute an Open Skies policy and wherever possible to eliminate secondary screening at Caribbean airports. Mr. Riley argues that while an Open Skies policy would allow regional carriers to take unlimited flights to all Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states and encourage the growth of competition…

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