Forging a Path Forward: Caribbean Tourism’s Unified Strategy

The vision for a unified Caribbean tourism industry was clearly articulated at Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) business meetings in Saint-Martin this week. The CTO Board of Directors and Ministerial Council are developing a plan of action to address key issues affecting the region, including aviation, communication and training.

“As we collaborate, our energies are being directed toward strategies and opportunities that will benefit our tourism initiatives and stakeholders,” said a release from the CTO. “A remarkable synergy emerges when our Caribbean kinship convenes to forge the future of our tourism sector. This week in Saint-Martin, we shared insights on challenges, best practices and solutions, and worked together to define a vision and develop a strategy for establishing the Caribbean as the world’s leading warm-weather destination.”

Ministerial representatives pictured here with our Secretary-General Dona Regis-Prosper (center) include (l-r) Minister Charles Fernandez from Antigua and Barbuda, Minister Haydn Hughes from Anguilla, Minister Ian Gooding-Edghill from Barbados, Commissioner Joseph Boschulte from the United States Virgin Islands, Minister Owen Darrell from Bermuda, Jr. Minister Luce Hodge-Smith from the British Virgin Islands, Parliamentary Secretary John Pinder from The Bahamas, Parliamentary Secretary Guibion Ferdinand from St. Lucia, Commissioner Valérie Damaseau from Saint-Martin, Permanent Secretary Jennifer Griffith from Jamaica, Premier of Montserrat Easton Taylor-Farrell, Minister Josephine Connolly from the Turks and Caicos, CTO Chairman Minister Kenneth Bryan from the Cayman Islands, and Minister Hon. Marsha T. Henderson from St. Kitts and Nevis.

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