Junior Minister of Tourism Heads to Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (September 12, 2016) – The Junior Minister of Tourism, Ms. Kayanna Gibson will depart the Turks and Caicos tomorrow in hopes of achieving overall victory at the annual Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress held during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference from September 14th – 16th in Barbados.  She will be accompanied by Ms. Blythe Clare, Training Manager for the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board.
A staple on the program, the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress features the National “Junior Ministers of Tourism” comprising students between the ages of 14-17 from several CTO member countries.  The Junior Ministers are expected to make their contribution, in the form of a 3-minute research presentation/speech, on various facets of the tourism sector and share their vision for the future direction of regional tourism, in a competitive environment.
Who:                     Ms. Kayanna Gibson, Junior Minister or Tourism; and Ms. Blythe Clare, Tourism Training Manager

:                   Interview regarding the Caribbean Youth Congress and TCI’s contribution

:                  TODAY, September 12th at 2:00 p.m.
Where:                Tourist Board’s Conference Room
The Caribbean Youth Congress is one of the vehicles through which CTO encourages the best and brightest young minds from the region to consider tourism as a career.  The Youth Congress is scheduled for DAY 4 of the 5-Day conference.
CTO State of the Industry Conference is the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual convocation where Caribbean tourism practitioners, policy makers and strategic partners, at the highest levels, gather to discuss issues, identify solutions and generally develop courses of action that will benefit the tourism industry in the Caribbean.

Speakers of international acclaim will provide best case practices and winning strategies on a wide range of topics that are critical to the growth of regional tourism, all with a view toward the development of a sustainable tourism industry, that will position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round warm weather destination by 2017.

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