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

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2017 CTO Scholarships

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships and study grants from Caribbean nationals in CTO member countries.

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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 Media Awards

To honor the media’s exceptional work in promoting the Caribbean, we invite CTO government members, their public relations agencies and journalists to send their top media placements for 2016 on CTO member countries.

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Featured Allied Member

The mission of the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber (The Chamber) is to promote and develop economic and cultural exchange between the leading Eastern Caribbean countries and the Southeast Asian region.

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Become an Allied Member

Allied membership is a high-value partnership that gives members and stakeholders access to 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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Join 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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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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