Reed Travel Features
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The calendar is looking busy for the next
few months. Here is another conference to add to the schedule.
CTO's annual Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held May 21
to 24 at the Dominica State House in Roseau, Dominica.
Theme of this year's event is "Developing a Model Ecotourism
Destination for the Caribbean."
According to Jean Holder, secretary general of the CTO, the
conference goal "is to create model programs that will enable the
region to maintain its environmental resources while sustaining a
viable tourism product."
Through workshops and speeches, delegates will explore the best
practices in planning, designing and managing ecotourism
The program will include speakers and sessions addressing
environmentally sensitive developments in the Caribbean market.
Edison James, Dominica's prime minister, minister of external
affairs, legal affairs and labor, will give the keynote
Discussions will focus on experiences in Belize, the Dominican
Republic, Guyana, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trinidad and
Hoteliers from leading ecotourism destinations will share ideas
for developing accommodations for eco-tourism and eco-tourists.
Field trips during the conference will visit the Cabrits
National Park, the Indian River, Syndicate Conservancy and Heritage
For information, call CTO at (212) 682-0435 or fax at (212)