NEW YORK -- Three key messages emerged from a recent strategy session hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization for tourism officials.

The brainstorming session was designed to formulate ideas to jump-start travel.

The central themes were:

• One Caribbean for One America: Special hotel packages, discounted rates and island promotions.

• Caribbean Cares: Charity events and free stays for firefighters and police and rescue officers.

• Travel Agents: The slogan "If you lead, they will follow" refers to agent incentives and increased commission information.

CTO said it is considering a central Internet site where agents can retrieve this information, but details are not yet worked out.

The Caribbean region and CTO will have a large presence at the rescheduled ASTA congress, Nov. 4 to 7 in New York, according to a spokesman.

CTO's Board of Directors were set to meet Oct. 9 in the Bahamas to discuss the tourism downswing following the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

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