The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is the region’s tourism development agency, with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish and French 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.
January 2020: International tourist arrivals were reported by 26 destinations so far for 2019. Growth was recorded in 22 destinations, while declines were recorded in four. Four destinations recorded increases ranging between 7.3% (Saint Lucia) and 1.2% (Grenada).
Caribbean destinations received an estimated 30.2 million international tourist arrivals in 2018 or some 213.6 thousand fewer than the 30.4 million of 2017. The region’s share of global arrivals contracted marginally and stood at 2.2% at the end of 2018 compared to 2.3% in 2017.
Planning a vacation? Explore the beauty of the CTO’s 24 destination members. From delicious cuisine to astonishing natural landscapes to amazing flora and fauna; from hiking, strolling the beaches, rafting, sailing and diving – there’s lots to do and see in the Caribbean. Find your adventure!
Savor the taste, vitality and sounds of the Caribbean! Here’s the most extensive list of events in CTO member countries. It’s easy to find all your favourite Caribbean activities in one place. #FindUrCaribbeanEvent #DiscoverUrCaribbeanEvent #FindurCaribbeanFestival #TheRhythmNeverStops
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (24 Feb. 2020) – The Caribbean Touris…
St. George’s, Grenada W.I. – February 19, 2020 – Bille…
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International Institute of Tourism Studies – For more than 30 years, the International Institute of Tourism Studies at the George Washington University School of Business has been a global leader in tourism education, research, and consulting.
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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. Joining is easy and membership is valid for one year.
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You can influence the direction of the Caribbean tourism industry while taking advantage of a range of exclusive benefits, including brand promotion and special discounts on publications and conferences.
The 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. 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.
CTO STORM WATCH CENTER – news and updates from our member countries affected by hurricanes.
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!
Several regional and international schools and universities offer various scholarships, grants and free college courses. Information includes links to Chevening and OAS scholarships.
Disaster Management Resources
CTO Government Members
Centre for Tourism & Policy Research, Jamaica
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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