NEW YORK -- The
Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
revealed that the 29th Annual Caribbean Tourism Conference will
take place in the Bahamas in October.
Theresa Oakes, a public relations representative for the
CTO, the exact dates for CTC-29 have not
yet been set. The [Bahamas] has not yet
determined specific dates or a location. We anticipate the dates
will be confirmed in the next few weeks.
which was last held in the Bahamas in 2002 at Our Lucaya on Grand
Bahama Island, is the Caribbean regions premier caucus of tourism
decision-makers. The venue for last years conference was St.
We look forward
to returning to the Bahamas for our annual [conference], said
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, CTOs Secretary General.
Vanderpool-Wallace is the former minister of tourism for the
CTO and the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism expect to host more than 600 tourism
industry officials representing Caribbean governments, hotels,
airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, tour operators, strategic
partners and media representatives.
Vanderpool-Wallace said that this years conference would
again be partnering with George Washington University in
Washington. Conference delegates
completing any of the MasterClasses at the conference earn
Continuing Education Units, which can be used toward GWUs Event and
Tourism Certificate programs, which are offered online or in the
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