The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, has 30 country members, including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as 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.

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Statistics

The April 2014 CTO Tourism Executive Brief has been published for members only. The Latest Tourism Statistics tables show how the region’s tourism industry in reporting CTO member countries is performing. Tables include tourist (Stop-over) and cruise passenger arrivals and tourist arrivals by month and main market.

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Jan-Mar 2014 Tourism Review

Review of the performance of the tourism industry presented by Director of Research and Information Technology, Winfield Griffith, to CTO’s Council of Ministers at Caribbean Week, New York, June 5, 2014.

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SOTIC 2014

The theme of SOTIC 2014 is Realizing the Vision; Positioning Caribbean Tourism for Major Change. This year’s event takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2014, in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. CTO Business meetings and Caribbean Aviation Day are both on Sept. 16, 2014.

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Publications

CTO has published dozens of reports and studies on tourism topics ranging from hospitality and business guides to risk management and regional air transportation. View some of the available publications here.

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Latest CTO Media Releases
ST Awards Finalists Announced

The CTO has announced the finalists for this year’s sustainable tourism awards, org…

Colorado State University Professor Proposes Web-based Windward Islands Marine Trail

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (11 July, 2014) – A U.S expert in water resource planning…

Caribbean’s First Innovators Symposium on Coastal Tourism Opens Today

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (9 July, 2014) – The stage is set for the launch of the Car…

 
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Upcoming Country Events
Anguilla
July 2 – Aug. 11, 2014:  Summer Festival
Antigua & Barbuda
July 26 – Aug. 5, 2014: Carnival
Bahamas
July 4 – 25, 2014: Junkanoo Summer Festival
Barbados
May 23 – Aug. 4, 2014: Crop Over Festival
Belize
July 16 – 21, 2014: Film Festival
Bermuda
July 11 – Aug. 13, 2014: Masterworks Exhibit: Treasure Island
Bonaire
Aug 1 – 3, 2014: Heineken Jazz Festival
British Virgin Islands
July 24, 2014: Christmas Eve in July
Cayman Islands
Oct. 1 – 31, 2014: Restaurant Month
Cuba
July 21 -29, 2014: Carnaval de Santiago

Upcoming Country Events
Curacao
Aug. 9, 2014: Reggae Festival
Dominica
July 10 – 20, 2014: Dive Fest
Grenada
Aug. 2 – 12, 2014: Spice Mas Festival
Guadeloupe
Aug. 14 – 15, 2014: Fishermens’ Days
Guyana
July 19 – 27, 2014: Bartica Summer Regatta
Haiti
July 29, 2014: Carnaval Des Fleurs
Jamaica
July 11 – 13, 2014: Little Ochie Sea Food Carnival
Martinique
July 27 – Aug. 3, 2014: Yoles Boat Race Tour
Montserrat
July 14 – 21, 2014: Calabash Festival
Puerto Rico
July 22 – 26, 2014: Salsa Congress

Upcoming Country Events
St. Eustatius
July 18 – 29, 2014: Statia Carnival
St. Kitts & Nevis
July 25 – Aug. 6, 2014: Nevis Culturama Festival
Saint Lucia
July 16 – 22, 2014: Carnival
St. Maarten
July 21, 2014: Victor schoelcher & Grand Case Village Day
Saint Martin
July 14, 2014: Marigot Celebration Day
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Aug. 1 – 31, 2014: Breadfruit Fest Month
Trinidad & Tobago
July 11 – Aug. 1, 2014: Tobago Heritage Festival
Turks & Caicos Islands
Aug. 1, 2014:  Emancipation Day
U.S. Virgin Islands
July 1 – 31, 2014: Christmas in July
Venezuela
June 24, 2014: Feast of John the Baptist

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