U.S. The Virgin Islands became the 25th CTO member state

USVI (Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash)

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which aims to promote tourism in the Caribbean, welcomed a new member for the new year.

On the 25the The country joining the system is the US Virgin Islands, commonly referred to as the USVI.

The CTO Chairman welcomed the new member, saying it was a great growth opportunity for tourism in the Caribbean.

CTO promotes the Caribbean as ‘everything’ for travelers and works to promote sustainable tourism and protect the beauty and integrity of member countries’ landscapes.

Welcoming the new member, CTO Chairman, Hon. Kenneth Bryan said he believes the new addition represents an opportunity for tourism in the Caribbean.

“I wholeheartedly welcome the US Virgin Islands and Commissioner Boschult as members,” said Kenneth Bryant.

“Welcoming one of the fastest-growing travel destinations to our community further strengthens the spirit of enterprise and cooperation between our different jurisdictions. The USVI joins a community committed to working collaboratively to develop Caribbean tourism in a sustainable way, and we look forward to working with Commissioner Bosulte in this regard.” »

“The Caribbean tourism system is a key economic driver of Caribbean growth and sustainability, and we are proud that the USVI is now a member,” said USVI Commissioner Boschulte.

“Sustainability has always been a priority for us as we seek to preserve the peaceful and beautiful landscapes of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.

“Environmentally friendly practices are necessary to keep our islands clean and tidy and to ensure the protection of our natural resources and ecosystems. We have seen encouraging growth in USVI tourism in 2022. We look forward to working with the CTO to launch strategies to allow for continued growth in 2023. This growth will benefit the USVI and neighboring countries.” It will benefit the Caribbean countries. »

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