The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which has headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, collects donations through the CTO Relief Fund for relief efforts in any of our member countries affected by hurricanes and to assist other Caribbean countries affected by natural disasters.
We have 24 countries which are members of the CTO and we liaise with the ministries of tourism in those countries to help develop their sectors.
Category 5 Hurricane Dorian has lashed the northern Bahamas, causing destruction to Grand Bahama Island and leaving a devastating impact on The Abacos.
The damage caused by the forces of this monstrous storm is an important example of why we must do whatever is possible to provide financial relief to those who need it most.
It’s through this Fund that the CTO channels monetary assistance to our impacted member states. The monies collected are disbursed directly to ministries of tourism, as will be the case of the Bahamas.
The CTO appreciates all donations to assist in the recovery efforts of these countries.
The CTO, with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.
Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology.
For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization, please visit www.OneCaribbean.org.