CTO News
The Official E-Newsletter of the Caribbean Tourism Organization


Antigua FlagMessage from New CTO Chairman, the Hon. Harold Lovell, Minister of Tourism, Antigua & Barbuda
The holiday season is upon us and offers an appropriate time to pause and reflect on our many blessings as well as give thought to what lies ahead in the future. READ MORE »

Empire State BuildingPlanning Underway for Caribbean Week’s Return to NY
After a one-year hiatus, planning is underway for Caribbean Week’s return to New York City. The popular annual event that brings a taste of the region’s lifestyle, culture and flair to the northeast is expected to take place during the second week of June. READ MORE »
St. Lucia Caribbean Regional Marketing Program Takes Shape
The governments of the Caribbean continue to make progress toward establishing a regional marketing program in 2009. READ MORE »

Lutcher MillerLuther Miller Retires from CTO After 30 Years of Service

After managing the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s finances for almost 30 years, Luther Miller, the Director of Finance and Resource Management, is leaving the organization. READ MORE »
Brazil Map On the Road Again: CTO Globe Treks to Promote the Region

The CTO has been on the road helping sell the region at two key recent industry shows. For the first year ever, the CTO participated in the Fair of the Americas, the largest travel trade exhibition in Latin America. READ MORE »
VolleyballCaribbean Beach Volleyball Tournament Winners Dive into the DR

Bump, Set, Spike! The second annual Caribbean Beach Volleyball Tournament culminated in the Championship series, held November 8-9, 2008 in the Dominican Republic. READ MORE »
Wedding CoupleCondé Nast Bridal Media Helps Caribbean
“Sparkle in Sand”

Condé Nast Bridal Media’s popular Caribbean partnership completed its second leg in 2008 following the “Passport to the Caribbean” promotion which concluded earlier this year. READ MORE »
AntiguaWinners Announced in Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Magazine Contests

Ten-year-old Storm Halbaich from St. Vincent & The Grenadines was the winner of the 16th annual Conde Nast Traveler “My Caribbean” Essay Contest. READ MORE »

Virtual Caribbean

CaribbeanTravel.com Building Momentum
CaribbeanTravel.comCTDC’s first official website continues to gain momentum as a central source for Caribbean travel information. In November 2008, there were 92,565 unique visitors and 116,933 total visitor sessions to the site. This represents an 8% increase from the previous month. CaribbeanTravel.com is a powerful marketing tool for the region and the CTDC’s partners. See what the buzz is about at www.CaribbeanTravel.com.

New and Improved OneCaribbean.org
onecaribbeanorgThe new www.Onecaribbean.org has been designed and built based on the Web 2.0 methodology and with its new content is a very interactive resource and information centre for CTO members, tourism professionals, the media and tourism HR practitioners and educators. It is a site for you to participate in and to use actively, and provides information about what we do, latest news and information and is the catalyst to build contacts, learn and share information and develop ideas for the benefit of our Caribbean destinations, members and for the future development of Caribbean tourism.

New Web 2.0 - Social Networking – The site now incorporates RSS, podcasts and blogs allowing for more interactivity from and among CTO members and tourism partners.

New Image Library – CTO has partnered with FotoSeeker to provide high resolution, compelling photographs of our member countries and their attractions.

New Career Opportunities – Find a Tourism Consultant, Search for Jobs – The Consultancy Database, a new feature, allows CTO members to both showcase their expertise and find consultants for tourism projects. Coming on stream soon is a Caribbean Tourism Job Centre, where you can search for jobs in the tourism and hospitality fields.

Soon to come – A new Travel Trade section will soon be live designed to promote and encourage a dynamic relationship between the global Travel Trade and the CTO members including National Tourism Organisations, Caribbean Travel Industry, Travel Media and other stakeholders.


Insider Scoop
Special Marketing and Media Opportunities

Do you have a “Hot Deal” on offer? Find out how to place this on the home page of www.CaribbeanTravel.com: e-mail Annette Stowe at Annette@caribtourism.com.

Be sure you are on our distribution list for “Hot Tip” publicity leads from top media outlets looking to promote the Caribbean. Contact Susannah Gregory at Lou Hammond & Associates to subscribe: susannahg@lhammond.com.

The Tourism Executive Brief is your source for invaluable industry intelligence provided by the CTO to members and their strategic partners and by visiting www.onecaribbean.org/
. Contact Annette Stowe at Annette@caribtourism.com if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.

Insider Scoop

Caribbean Marketplace 2009
January 18 – 20, 2009

Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development
April 2009

Caribbean Week New York
June 2009

Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit
June 2009

Information Management Conference
October 2009

For more information on events, contact ctony@caribtourism.com

About CTO

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and marketing operations in New York, London and Toronto, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency and comprises membership of over 30 member governments and a myriad of private sector entities.

The CTO’s mission is to provide to and through its members, the services and information needed for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of the Caribbean people. The organization provides specialized support and technical assistance to member countries in the areas of marketing, human resource development, research and statistics, information technology and sustainable tourism development. The CTO disseminates information on behalf of its member governments to consumers and the travel trade. www.onecaribbean.org

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