Above: St Vincent
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s leadership has concluded a tour of four member countries.
A CTO delegation including Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Secretary General Hugh Riley and Director of Membership Services Faye Gill, met with tourism officials in Montserrat, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Among the topics discussed were tourism satellite accounts, the CTO’s visitor satisfaction programme, regional marketing initiatives and the “importance of cruising and aviation to the Caribbean.”
“Our meetings have been enlightening and successful,” Nicholson-Doty. “The exchanges with my cabinet colleagues in the Eastern Caribbean have underscored one important thing – that we in the Caribbean need each other, and the only way to move tourism in the region to another level is by closely collaborating on key issues.”
In Montserrat, the CTO team met with Premier Reuben Meade, who is also the country’s Minister of Tourism. The group also met with St Lucia Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus; Grenada’s Alexandra Otway-Noel and Cecil Mckie, Tourism Minister in St Vincent and the Grenadines.