Royal Caribbean CEO to Address Caribbean Tourism Sector Forum

19 September 2019 10:57am
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Royal Caribbean CEO to Address Caribbean Tourism Sector Forum

Member governments of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will have a unique opportunity to sit face-to-face with the top executive of the world’s largest cruise brand in a special exchange organized by the CTO in Antigua and Barbuda next month.

Michael Bayley, the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International (RCL), will engage Caribbean tourism policymakers, marketers and other senior officers at the Caribbean Tourism Sector Outlook Forum at the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa on Friday 4 October.

Bayley, who has been with the company for 30 years, and was appointed president and CEO in December 2014, will present the cruise company’s 2019/2020 plans, programs and activities, and will discuss with the tourism officials the challenges and opportunities for the region.

The highly interactive session is organized by the CTO as a platform for discussion between member governments and leaders from the tourism industry that generate business to the region. It is open to CTO government members only, including, but not limited to ministers and commissioners of tourism, directors of tourism, chief executives of destination management organizations, permanent secretaries, advisors and specialists and technical officers.

Also scheduled on the afternoon of Friday 4 October is the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress, while the forum will be preceded by the CTO business meetings on 2 and 3 October.

For further details on the tourism outlook forum, the business meetings and the youth congress, including how to register, please visit

About the Caribbean Tourism Organization

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados, offices in New York and London and representation in Canada, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish-speaking, 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.

The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail:;

The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail:;

The CTO’s London office is located at Suites 52A & 53, 5th Floor AMP House, Dingwall Road, Croydon CR0 2LX, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail:

CTO has representation in Canada; Tel: (905) 857-1986; Email:

For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization, please visit and follow CTO on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to be part of the conversation.

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