Caribbean tourism organization

The Caribbean Tourism Organization's main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people. The CTO provides to and through its public and private sector members, the services and information to accomplish this goal.


The CTO, with headquarters in Barbados, comprises 32 member countries,[1] including English, French, Spanish and Dutch countries and territories, as well as private sector allied members. These include the Caribbean Hotel Association, companies, organizations and persons providing products and services to the Caribbean tourism industry.

CTO's offices are located in the USA, UK, Canada and Barbados. CTO Chapters are located in France, Germany, the Netherlands, across the U.S. and in the Caribbean.


CTO was established in 1989 with the merger of the Caribbean Tourism Association (founded in 1951) and the Caribbean Tourism Research and Development Center (founded in 1974)

The body is primarily involved in the joint promotion and marketing of Caribbean tourist destinations in North America and Europe.

Media Agency

Appointed the7stars as their media planning and buying agency in 2010.[2]

Member countries


  • CTO: Region earned over US$23b from tourism
  • The Caribbean Tourism Organization pushes for a more sustainable tourism product
  • CTO Conference on sustainable tourism
  • Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization

External links

  • - Official tourism site of the Caribbean
  • - Official tourism business website of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • - Highlights of Toronto's annual Caribbean Week
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