July 12, 2024
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CTO prepares for SOTIC 2023 in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Preparations for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) are underway, to be held at The Shore Club Turks & Caicos in Providenciales from October 9-13

CTO business meetings and destination media briefings will precede the official conference program, which includes panel discussions covering everything from tourism investment and financing to aviation competitiveness and the flourishing film industry. The CTO’s popular Caribbean Youth Congress also returns this year.

Neil Walters, CTO Acting Secretary General, anticipates a plethora of meaningful discussions and industry networking to take place in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “SOTIC has traditionally been the CTO’s flagship event held in the Caribbean, and with its return this year under the leadership of our newly appointed Secretary General Dona Regis-Prosper, we are confident that the forum will set the stage for sharpening the collective vision of our industry to become even stronger and more effective in positioning the Caribbean as the world’s leading destination for leisure and business travel.”

Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands, shared her pride in hosting the return of SOTIC after a five-year hiatus, stating, “The selection of the Turks and Caicos Islands reflects our dedication to hospitality and excellence. . As the first major event to take place under our new destination marketing and management organization, SOTIC is an important opportunity for us to collectively shape our region’s growth narrative in a post-COVID environment.”

“As Minister for Tourism and Vice-Chairperson of the British Overseas Countries and Territories group within the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, your presence at SOTIC 2023 is of immense importance,” said Minister Connolly, extending a heartfelt invitation to delegates.

Minister Connolly looks forward to showcasing the captivating beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Territory’s dedication to sustainable tourism development. He highlighted the powerful impact of coordinated action and regional collaboration that conveys a strong message of unity to stakeholders within and beyond the region’s borders.

Source: CTO.

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