Program

Day 1
01 Oct 2018
Day 2
02 Oct 2018
Day 3
03 Oct 2018
Day 4
04 Oct 2018
Day 5
05 Oct 2018

Destination Press Briefings

Destination press briefings for the media.

CTO Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting of the CTO Executive Committee.

CTO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting and Elections

The main aim of the CTO Foundation is to provide opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training. The Foundation selects individuals...
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Dinner for the Media

Dinner for the Media.

Reception for Ministers, Commissioners, Board and Committee Members

Reception for Ministers, Commissioners, Board and Committee Members. Venue:

Destination Tour for Members of the Media

Destination Tour for Members of the Media.

Luncheon for Ministers, Commissioners & Board of Directors

Luncheon for Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism and Board of Directors

Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers, Commissioners & Annual General Meeting and Elections

Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners and Annual General Meeting and Elections.

Orientation ~ Travel Agents

Welcome, Orientation and Business Development Networking for Travel Agents.

Opening Ceremony

October 2, 2018 6:00pm–7:30pm Opening Ceremony for All Delegates  

Welcome Reception ~ All Delegates

Welcome reception for all delegates.

Keynote Address

Keynote Address for All Delegates.
Keynote Address

Building Better

The pursuit of an industry that is strong, vibrant, progressive and beneficial to all remains the primary focus of the Caribbean Tourism sector. In this context, it is imperative that...
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11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

Commoditization Without Exploitation

One of the greatest criticisms of the Caribbean tourism industry is the commoditization of the region’s human, cultural, and natural assets to the point of exploitation. Too pervasive is the...
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Modernizing the Experience

Using Technology to Enhance the Visitor Experience – Rapidly developing technology is forcing every sector of the industry to shift their approaches to visitors, and to create their own definition...
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16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

Business Development Networking

Business Development Networking amongst Government, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Tour Operators and other suppliers; Investors – at a price. 15 minute sessions.

Orientation ~ Caribbean Youth Congress Participants

Welcome, Orientation and Presentation Preview for Caribbean Youth Congress Participants. Students between the ages of 14 and 17 from CTO member countries are invited to participate in the Congress and...
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Dinner ~ Members of the Media

Dinner for Members of the Media. Free Evening for All Other Delegates.

Aviation ~ Feature Address for All Delegates

Feature Address for all delegates ~ Aviation. Available for Sponsorship.
09:20 - 09:50

Coffee Break ~ All Delegates

Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

The Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress is an integral part of CTO’s annual tourism conference and is a regional activity involving students between the ages of 14-17 from CTO member countries....
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Luncheon and Destination Tour ~ Caribbean Youth Congress Participants

Luncheon and Destination Tour for Caribbean Youth Congress Participants  

Luncheon and Destination Tour ~ General Delegates & Media

Boxed (?) Luncheon and Destination Tour for General Delegates and Members of the Media.

Luncheon & Destination Tour ~ Travel Agents

Luncheon and Destination Tour for Travel Agents.  

Wellness Retreat Program

The Caribbean Wellness Retreat includes four days and three nights of various wellness activities, created from our original DNA of life, living from the roots of our soul and spirit....
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CTO Press Conference

CTO Press conference where the highlights of the business meetings and results of the elections will be announced. Available for Sponsorship.

Allied Members Elections

Networking and Election of Allied members to the CTO Board of Directors.

Developing the Luxury Wellness Travel Market

The Caribbean’s appeal as a region for wellness is undeniable, with countless events, activities and experiences to help visitors renew mind, body and spirit. However, we must go beyond offering...
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The Caribbean – A Region of Roots

The long and profound colonial history of the Caribbean has resulted in a cultural hybridity of an intensity and complexity that is unrivalled in any other part of the world....
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12:30-13:45

Luncheon ~ All Delegates

Stakeholder’s Speak Out

While the State of the Industry Conference features a wide range of leading experts who share examples of successful practices from which we can learn, the people who have a...
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Wrap Up Session

Wrap Up Session – Conference Anchor

Farewell Function ~ All Delegates

Farewell function for all delegates.