The Turks and Caicos islands will be highlighted at this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week in Toronto as the islands’ premier is leading a delegation to the event next week.
Dr. Rufus Ewing, who also serves as the islands’ minister of tourism, will address travel and tourism officials in Canada as well as travel agents from the Greater Toronto Area.
The CTO’s Caribbean Week in Toronto, which will be held between June 26 and 28, aims to celebrate the sights, sounds and holiday attributes of the Caribbean.
The Turks and Caicos Islands have long been associated with Canada as there were talks about including the islands as another province of Canada. Currently the islands commissioner of police and deputy commissioner are Canadians from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Dr. Ewing’s is expected to highlight current developments within the tourism sector in the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as immediate and long term plans for further development of the industry.
He will also speak with travel agents at the travel agents exhibition and educational program and Canadian journalists. He is scheduled to meet with a group of young Caribbean professionals in Toronto as well.
“Caribbean Week in Toronto is another important avenue through which we continue to remind potential travellers and industry practitioners of the quality and unforgettable experience that awaits them in the Turks & Caicos Islands,” the premier said. “I thank the CTO for continuing to provide these opportunities to tell our story to the world.”
Dr. Ewing will be accompanied by Chairman to the Tourist Board; Mr. Kingsley Been, Product Marketing Officer; Ms. Candesha Swann and Head of Secretariat in the Office of the Premier Mr. Ronlee James