Caribbean Governments, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) have made clear jointly and separately at every opportunity over the past two years, their concern about the impact that the present four band Air Passenger Duty (APD) system is having on the Caribbean economy and on its Diaspora living in the United Kingdom.READ MORE
This Department contributes to the development of a better informed tourism sector by expanding the range and improving the quality of the information available about Caribbean tourism. While the Finance Division oversees the various EU funded Programmes, the operational side of certain aspects of that falls under the purview of the Research and Information Management Divison.
CTO's marketing programme focuses primarily on fulfilling the commitment to making the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) fully operational and delivering its mandate to Promote, Protect, Advance and Enhance the Caribbean brand.
The objective of CTO's Human Resource Department is to broaden and strengthen the skills base and expertise of persons working at all levels in the Tourism sector, through technical assistance, training attachments and the development and delivery of training activities.
In the Caribbean, Sustainable Tourism is understood as the optimal use of natural, cultural, social and financial resources for national development on an equitable and self sustaining basis to provide a unique visitor experience and an improved quality of life through partnerships among government, the private sector and communities. This section contains documents, reports and studies related to research or projects on sustainable tourism development, at both regional and international levels.