Tag: CTO

Official CTO Statement: Passing of Dr. Roy Hastick

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 22:04

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Roy A. Hastick: It is with profound sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr. ... Read More

St. Martin shines at CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York City

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:18

The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s, (CTO) Caribbean Week in New York is the largest regional tourism activity in North America. Artists, celebrity chefs,  investors and other strategic partners join government officials ... Read More

CTO’s Caribbean Week a monumental success for Antigua & Barbuda

editor editor- June 10, 2019 19:31

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) concluded a week of highly productive meetings and successful activations at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO’s) Caribbean Week in New York, from June ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization honors Noel Mignott with Special Recognition Award

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:19

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognized President & CEO of the PM Group, Noel Mignott, for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen regional tourism to the Caribbean, and for his ... Read More

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

CTO: Authentic Caribbean experiences driving influences for travelers’ holiday plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 15:50

Today’s traveler demands a more authentic cultural experience and is exploring destinations that highlight artistic, musical, culinary, literary, social, religious and political attributes. Countries in tune with the trend will ... Read More

2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Development Conference to focus on climate risk, other pressing issues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 16:42

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in partnership with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA), will be providing a platform for the region to address some of the ... Read More

Skinny Fabulous to unleash the power of soca on Rum and Rhythm

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:50

The leading Caribbean food and rum event in New York will be rocking under the power of Skinny Fabulous, the leading Vincentian soca artiste and Trinidad carnival 2019 road march ... Read More

Silicon Valley Tech executive becomes CTO for Bidroom hotel platform

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 16:45

Maurizio Tripi has joined the Board of Directors of Bidroom - the no-commission hotel platform - to speed up the company’s technology innovation as the new Chief Technology Officer. Scalability ... Read More

Former minister, two directors of tourism among recipients of CTO allied members awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:10

Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner ... Read More

Hugh Riley retires as Secretary General of Caribbean Tourism Organization

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 16:00

Caribbean Tourism Organization, region’s tourism development agency, is to begin the search for a new Secretary General to replace the departing Hugh Riley. Riley, who was appointed to the top ... Read More

Saint Lucian taxi company receives international service excellence certification

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 15:41

A Saint Lucian taxi firm has become the first tourism taxi company in the Caribbean to be Hospitality Assured (HA) certified, an international certification programme for service excellence. Holiday Taxi ... Read More

Reimagining tourism for the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 17:06

In the last decade or so, tourism has positioned itself as a critical variable in the development planning space and the development discourse globally. Today businesses, governments, international organizations as ... Read More

Sunshine Awards founder Gilman Figaro to receive CTO’s Distinguished Caribbean Citizen award

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:35

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will present its “Distinguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Gilman Figaro, founder and chairman of the SUNSHINE Awards, for promoting the Caribbean’s culture around the globe ... Read More

Tourism to become a US$50 billion industry in India

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:09

Technology and tourism were in focus at a meeting held on March 6 organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), during which speakers highlighted the present and ... Read More

Saint Lucia expects to welcome over 140K cruise tourists in March 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 21:10

The Month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. Between Friday March 1, and Sunday March 3, 2019, twelve cruise vessels including the ... Read More

JetBlue celebrates Black History Month with poster of cop killer at JFK Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 16:10

JetBlue has apologized for using a poster of Assata Shakur, an activist who was convicted of killing a police officer, as part of a Black History Month tribute at New ... Read More

CTO provides more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing careers in tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 15:23

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 ... Read More

CTO: Caribbean tourism is on the upswing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 21:30

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 22:25

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More

How to do Hong Kong on the “Cheapo”

editor editor- February 2, 2019 00:04

A new website shows how surprisingly affordable Hong Kong can be. The aptly-named "Hong Kong Cheapo" aims to debunk the myth that the city is prohibitively expensive, helping travelers and ... Read More

Caribbean Week returns to New York with unmistakable flair, sound and cuisine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 17:08

In celebration of the region’s distinct characteristics, diverse backgrounds and standout cultural traditions, Caribbean Week New York’s electrifying activities will reflect the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) theme for 2019, the ... Read More

Cyprus swears in its first ever Minister for Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 23:41

Small Mediterranean island country of Cyprus named former hotel executive Savvas Perdios its first ever Minister for Tourism on Wednesday. The creation of new official position and the former industry ... Read More

CTO Secretary General: 2019 outlook is bright for the Caribbean

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 16:30

As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we look forward to 2019 with a sense of optimism, excitement and much hope. We are optimistic because we ... Read More

Taste of Dominica winner announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 16:04

Melinda Lowe is the grand prize winner of Taste and Win with Taste of Dominica. Ms. Lowe has won a Mas Domnik 2019 Experience for 2 which will include tickets ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization declares 2019 the ‘Year of Festivals’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 07:25

On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region ... Read More

ICTP expands to the Caribbean with the Caribbean Tourism Organization joining

editor editor- September 7, 2012 10:55

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has joined the alliance as a d Read More

Caribbean and National Tour Association join forces

editor editor- June 11, 2011 04:15

NEW YORK, New York - The National Tour Association (NTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have created a partnership to promote opportunities to tourism businesses in the over 30 ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Day: celebrating diversity

editor editor- November 4, 2009 06:18

On the occasion of Caribbean Tourism Day, Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribben Tourism Organization sends this message. Read More

Statement by the Hon. John Maginley, chairman, CTO Council of Ministers, on swine flu

editor editor- April 29, 2009 03:38

Although there are currently no identifiable cases of swine flu among the 33 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) member countries, the region is taking a proactive effort related to this virus. Read More

Mexico tourism thriving amid economic crisis and high flight rates

editor editor- November 24, 2008 02:02

According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Mexico’s tourism, the economic crisis and the high prices of flight tickets are actually helping to boost tourism in Mexico. Read More

Caribbean and Green Globe to sign sustainability and carbon neutrality agreement

editor editor- May 13, 2008 09:47

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Green Globe is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby destinations in the region will work directly with ... Read More