BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization's board
of directors called an emergency session for Oct. 9 at Atlantis in
Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Attendees will discuss a coordinated response to the effects on
travel and tourism following the terrorist attacks on the U.S. last
Citing "serious implications for government revenue in all
member countries," CTO secretary-general Jean Holder said the
organization must have a regional approach to the situation in
addition to national responses.
Topics of the meeting include a short- to long-term outlook for
business in the region; a discussion on safety and security issues
and measures to be taken, and an evaluation of the immediate
financial needs of the tourism sector.
The ministers of tourism from the 33 government members of CTO
will take place at Atlantis on Oct. 8 to discuss the same