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CTO to Premiere Caribbean World Tourism Day Virtual Forum

The Caribbean Tourism Organization will be celebrating World Tourism Day with a virtual forum on 27 September 2023. This year’s theme, which was designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is “Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity. The theme aims to highlight the need for targeted investments to improve the Caribbean’s tourism industry.
This year’s event will feature several contributions from tourism stakeholders in the Caribbean. There will be remarks, panel discussions, and video showcases which will discuss Caribbean-focused challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Tourism destination professionals, enterprises, host communities, as well as individual tourism experts, students and diverse practitioners from tourism related and ancillary sectors should participate.

Agenda

The agenda, which can also be downloaded from the CTO website is as follows:
  • Welcome: Dr. Sherma Roberts, Chairperson
  • 9:00am – 9:05am: Opening Remarks – Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and Transport & Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • 9:05am – 9:10am: Remarks – Mrs. Nicola Madden-Greig Group Director of Marketing & Sales, The Courtleigh Hospitality Group & President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
  • 9:10am – 9:15am: United Nations World Tourism Organization – Video Presentation – Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO
  • 9:15am – 9:25am: Feature Address – Mrs. Dona Regis-Prosper, Secretary General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • 9:25am – 9:30am: Official Virtual Photo (Speakers, Partners and Panelists)
    • Overview of the day’s proceedings by Chairperson
    • Introduction to Moderator of the 1st Panel Discussion
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Panel discussion – Investing in People moderated by Ms. Sharon Banfield-Bovell, Director of Resource Mobilization and Development, Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Panel discussion – Investing in the Planet moderated by Christine Young, Managing Director, Green Caribe Consulting
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Panel discussion – Investing in Prosperity moderated by Ms. Anne Brobyn, President/Founder, Hibiscus International Ltd
  • 11:00am – 11:10am: Video Showcase
  • 11:10am – 11:30am: Summary Proceedings – Stakeholders Speak, Event Communique & Summary of Outcome
  • Vote of Thanks

Registration

To register for the forum, please use the following link: Caribbean World Tourism Day.

Partners

The forum is made possible by the following institutions and agencies:
  • Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
  • Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
  • Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  • University of the West Indies (UWI)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU)
  • International Institute of Tourism Studies at the George Washington University
  • Hibiscus International
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