CTO and partners to host virtual forum in honour of World Tourism Day 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 2023


The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), collaborating with partners from the tourism sector, academia, and regional and international development communities, will jointly host a virtual forum celebrating World Tourism Day 2023.

The World Tourism Day 2023 event will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET/AT, exploring the theme “Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity” designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

“We look forward to discussing and exchanging insights on such an important theme, which underscores the imperative of critical investments to enable tourism to fulfill its potential as a catalyst for social and economic development while embracing responsible environmental stewardship,” stated CTO Secretary-General Dona Regis-Prosper.

The webinar on World Tourism Day 2023 will highlight the urgency for the public and private sectors to equip the tourism workforce with the necessary skills to meet evolving market demands influenced by green technologies and Artificial Intelligence.

Additionally, the event will showcase the tourism sector’s commitment to climate action, sustainability, and responsible tourism.

Speakers will emphasize the importance of inclusive growth and economic resilience through partnerships for tourism product diversification on September 27 World Tourism Day 2023.

This year’s forum features an impressive lineup of speakers, including:

Dr. Sherma Roberts, Chairperson, Senior Tourism Lecturer at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management, University of the West Indies (UWI), Barbados, Kenneth Bryan, CTO Chairman, Minister of Tourism and Ports, Cayman Islands, Nicola Madden-Greig, President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and Group Director of Marketing & Sales, The Courtleigh Hospitality Group in Jamaica.

The World Tourism Day 2023 event’s highlight will be the feature address delivered by newly appointed CTO Secretary-General Dona Regis-Prosper.

The virtual forum is a combined initiative of the Caribbean Tourism Organization in collaboration with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the University of the West Indies, the Organization of American States, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, and CTO allied members: the International Institute of Tourism Studies at The George Washington University, and Hibiscus International.

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