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.


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the priority of the Caribbean Tourism Organization is the welfare of our staff, interns, stakeholders and partners. Therefore our employees are working from home until further notice, in line with the latest advice from the Barbados government. Thank you for your support and understanding.

To see a list of staff and email addresses, click here.    



New Statistics

April 2020: International tourist arrivals for 2020 were reported by 15 destinations thus far. Eight destinations recorded growth in arrivals while seven destinations recorded declines. Between January and March, the two reporting destinations, St. Maarten and Belize, both registered contractions of -13.4% and -20.0% respectively.

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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.

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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!


2020 Calendar

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

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Latest Media Releases
Cut Passenger Taxes on Air Travel to Compete, IATA tells Caribbean Governments

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (13 may, 2020) – Describing travel as being in a “fr…

Belize Tourism Board Announces “Dear Belize” Digital Postcard Campaign

BELIZE CITY, Belize (May 8, 2020) – Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the offic…


Featured Allied Member

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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Join as an Allied Member

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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New Allied Member? Welcome!

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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CTO HURRICANE RELIEF FUND: Help countries and families affected by hurricanes 

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.

CTO Certification Programme


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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Updated Privacy Policy

In line with the GDPR, CTO has updated its privacy policy so you can see the personal data we hold, how we use your personal data, the security and safeguards we have in place and your data protection rights. Read CTO’s privacy policy –

The Opt-in/Opt-out Form:it is easy for you to opt-out of our communications at any time through the unsubscribe link on emails that we send or by filling in the Opt-in/Opt-out Form located here: