Grenada to Host CTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development Next Year

PROVENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – Grenada will host the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in April next year, the Barbados-based CTO has announced.

lennoxaGrenada’s Tourism Minister Lennox Andrews at the SOTIC meeting in Turks and Caicos Islands last week (CTO Photo)It said that Grenada was selected to host the April 22–24 event as regional stakeholders wrapped up  the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) last week.

Grenada’s Minister of Tourism, Lennox Andrews, thanked the CTO for selecting the destination to host the event that CTO said plays a key role in disseminating information and increasing awareness of the Barbados-based organisation’s vision related to sustainable tourism.

“We are honoured to host the CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Conference in 2024. Grenada’s commitment to sustainable and inclusive tourism aligns perfectly with the conference’s objectives,” said Andrews.

“We are dedicated to showcasing the transformative power of sustainable tourism and its role as a push for social and economic growth and environmental stewardship throughout the Caribbean.”

Andrews said Grenada will be honoured to welcome regional and international industry stakeholders and other interested parties to participate in conference discussions and to experience the warm hospitality of the “Spice Island”.

The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development was last held in 2019 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“We are excited about presenting the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in Grenada next April. This conference underscores the CTO’s commitment to advancing sustainable tourism policies and practices in the Caribbean. Grenada’s natural beauty and dedication to sustainable tourism make it an ideal host, and we look forward to engaging in fruitful discussions with our colleagues in the industry,” said CTO Chairman Kenneth Bryan.

The conference examines how member states can design and implement sustainable tourism policies and programs, offering a regional forum for information exchange on the successes and pitfalls of national, regional and international initiatives.

Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, the opening day of the conference, under the theme “Planet vs Plastics”.