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.
Feb 2019: Out of 25 destinations reporting international arrival data for 2018 so far, growth was recorded in 17, while declines were recorded in eight. Dec 2018 Quarterly Review: Tourist (stopover) arrivals to Caribbean destinations reached 29.9 million tourist visits in 2018. This is a decline of an estimated -2.3% when compared to 2017.
Caribbean destinations received an estimated 30.6 million international tourist arrivals in 2017 or some 700 thousand more than the 29.9 million of 2016. Growth was hindered in the aftermath of two powerful hurricanes which passed through the region in September.
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!
CTO provides this free online course in conjunction with the Travel Foundation. It is designed for decision makers and technical officers in Public Sector entities that administer tourism. Among other things, it examines what makes tourism both constructive and destructive to host communities.
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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.
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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!
Several regional and international schools and universities offer various scholarships, grants and free college courses. Information includes links to Chevening and OAS scholarships.
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. To donate, go here: Donate with Paypal Giving Fund.
CTO STORM WATCH CENTER – news and updates from our member countries affected by hurricanes.
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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