CTO Conference set next month

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -Millennium strategies for marketing Caribbean tourism is the theme of the Caribbean Tourism Organization's 23rd annual Caribbean Tourism Conference, set for Sept. 23 to 25 at the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Chris Mottershead, managing director of Airtours Holidays in Great Britain, will be the keynote speaker. Leonel Fernandez Reyna, president of the Dominican Republic, will address the delegates at the opening session.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tourism marketing in the new millennium.
  • Cruising into the 21st century: Trends, forecasts and implications for Caribbean destinations.
  • Developments in the Caribbean time-share industry.
  • E-commerce: How to buy and sell on the information highway.
  • Health, safety and security expectations of the visitor: Is the Caribbean ready?
  • Charting a new course for tourism education and training.
  • Motivational how-to sales seminars for agents will feature strategies for successful Caribbean sales, led by speakers Don McCarthy of the Barbados Tourism Authority in Los Angeles; Kenneth Talbert, chief executive officer of Travel Navigators in Plano, Texas, and Carol Larocca, president of Amity Travel Service in Amityville, N.Y.

    Caribbean Tourism Organization
    Phone: (246) 427-5242
    Web: www.caribtourism.com

    The Caribbean Hotel Association will host its Small Hotels Retreat, Oct. 6 to 10, at Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    Caribbean Hotel Association

    Phone: (787) 725-9139
    Web: www.chahotels.com

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