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.




The CTO is the region’s authority on tourism data. Now available for purchase – the latest 2016 tourism statistics for reporting CTO member countries, updated as April 2017, in the Monthly Tourism Statistics Report. The Latest Monthly report for 2017 and the December 2016 Quarterly Statistical Review are also available.

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Caribbean Week New York

New York City will come alive between June 3 -10, 2017 when tourism officials, media, travel agents and  consumers converge on the city for a calendar of activities that showcase the best of Caribbean tourism.

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Industry Performance

Despite political uncertainties, security and economic challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 per cent in 2016, better than the 3.9 per cent overall, internationally.

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CTO E-Learning Series

CTO’s Tourism Education for the Caribbean is a digital learning series of four (4) eWorkbooks, Activities and Videos designed for use by teachers, and students ages 6-11. These education resource materials are current, visually appealing and fun to use.

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Featured Allied Member

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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



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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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Quick Links

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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