Caribbean Tourism Organization to hold CTC-29 in Bahamas

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.

According to 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.

The conference, 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. Thomas.

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 Bahamas.

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 classroom.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].

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