The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is the region’s tourism development agency, with 28 Dutch, English, French and Spanish country members and a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination. Its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.


CTO HURRICANE RELIEF FUND: You can help countries and families affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria rebuild and recover.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) collects donations through the CTO Relief Fund for relief efforts in any of our member countries affected by hurricanes and to assist other Caribbean countries affected by natural disasters. It’s through this Fund that the CTO channels monetary assistance to our impacted member states. Donate through the CTO Relief Fund has “501(c)(3)” status, which means it has been approved by the USA Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. You can make donations to the CTO Hurricane Relief Fund through Paypal Giving. To donate, go here: Donate with Paypal Giving Fund.

CTO STORM WATCH CENTER  – news and updates from our member countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.



New Statistics

November 2017 Latest Statistics: Arrival data was reported by 21 destinations in 2017 so far, 15 of which recorded growth, while declines were recorded in six. June Quarterly Tourism Review: “Some 8.4 million US tourists visited the region up to the end of June.”

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How many tourists visited the region in 2016? Where did they go? Where did they come from? How much did they spend? Get these answers and more insights in the 2016 CTO Annual Statistical Report.

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CWNY 2017 ‘Fantastic’

CTO’s Chairman, Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, describes Caribbean Week as ‘fantastic, with renewed energy.” View photos of the events.

CWNY 2017 news

E-Learning Series

This digital learning series of four (4) eWorkbooks, Activities and Videos is designed for teachers and students ages 6-11. Get your copy of these visually appealing and fun to use resources today.

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Featured Allied Member

North Star Consulting is a modern-day Management Consultancy business – providing strategic guidance for new and existing businesses of all sizes. We hope to forge relationships and partnerships whilst contributing to the CTO mandate for the region.

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Become an Allied Member

Allied membership is a high-value partnership that gives members a variety of benefits, including access to innovative research and tourism data, networking and knowledge-sharing events and a powerful array of services.

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New Allied Member? Welcome!

You now have the opportunity to influence the direction of the Caribbean tourism industry while taking advantage of a range of exclusive benefits.

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CTO Certification Programmes


Latest Media Releases
The CTO Declares 2018 The Year of Wellness And Rejuvenation In The Caribbean

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The OneCaribbean Chapter Program (OCC) was created to support Travel Professionals by helping them grow through networking, education and business opportunities. Become a member today!

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Several regional and international schools and universities offer various scholarships, grants and free college courses. Information includes links to Chevening and OAS scholarships.

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Caribbean Tourism Former CTO Secretary-General, Dr. Jean Holder tells the story of how, when, why and whence tourism, was introduced into the region and why its journey has been a turbulent one.
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