CTO to host inaugural tweet-up during Caribbean Tourism Month celebrations


November is officially Caribbean Tourism Month and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be leading the charge by using the popular social media platform, Twitter, to host its inaugural tweet-up.

131101-mesdelcaribe-02The 8 November #OneVoice Tweet-up will seek to engage tourism industry stakeholders on crucial matters and is a continuation of the State of the Industry (SOTIC 2013) discussions, which took place in Martinique earlier this month.

“SOTIC was a great success but at the end of each session we realized that there was always a burning desire to continue the discussion. We decided that we would facilitate these ongoing conversations with our very first Twitter meeting. Joining our more than 4,000 Twitter followers, the CTO team in Barbados, the USA and the UK, along with some of our industry partners will attempt to answer some of the questions that still remain unanswered, ,” said Hugh Riley, the CTO secretary general.

The official hashtags for the Tweet-up are #OneVoice and #CTM2013. Interested persons can follow the CTO’s @ctotourism Twitter handle for registration information.

The celebrations, which carry the recurring theme, ‘One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean’, will be launched with an official message by the chairman of the CTO Board of Directors, Chantal Figueroa, the deputy commissioner of tourism of the US Virgin Islands. In addition, the CTO encourages all of its members to celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month at the national level.

The CTO’s Caribbean Tourism Month celebrations will also include the #OneSea Facebook Marathon at during which CTO member countries will be featured on a daily basis from 1 – 30 November.

CTO to Engage Youth During Special Edition of Destination Caribbean TV Show

Recognizing the importance of good succession planning, the CTO will also host a special edition of its television show, Destination Caribbean, featuring an all-youth panel. Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress 2013 winner and “Junior Minister of Tourism” for Nevis, Neila Jones, the 2013 Tourism Youth Congress winner, O’Brian Lewis of Jamaica and CARICOM Youth Ambassador and Barbadian Attorney-at-Law, Sade Jemmott, are expected to join the elite panellists selected for this show which will air on 27 November at 8:00 p.m. (ECT) on the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)’s cable channel, CaribVision and streamed live on

Employees at the CTO will also be engaged in a One Caribbean Challenge game show to test their knowledge of the marketing and product details of the CTO’s member countries.

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Yndiana Montes

For over 25 años, Yndiana Montes has traveled around the Caribbean to promote the tourist attractions of this beautiful region of our continent. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC (USA), from where she runs Solocaribe Inc.