News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 8, 2011: Delegates of the next Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-13) will have to travel to South America for next year’s annual event.
Bermuda’s Director of Tourism William Griffith passed the symbolic Sustainable Tourism Scroll to the Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Tameca Sukhdeo-Singh, at the closing of STC-12 in Bermuda Wednesday.
“Guyana’s tourism product has its genesis in sustainable tourism development. From the inception, the government realized that we needed to place our focus on developing a tourism product that protected our environment. Hence, we followed in the footsteps of sustainable tourism. This placed us in an advantageous position because we offer a multifaceted product to our tourists, both international and domestic,” Sukhdeo-Singh said.
“Guyana’s emergence as an attractive tourism destination is a tribute to the quality of their natural assets, and their commitment to sustainability. On behalf of CTO, I am pleased to accept Guyana’s offer to host the 2012 conference,” CTO Chairman Richard “Ricky” Skerritt said ahead of the announcement.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Guyana will, within the next few weeks, determine a date for STC-13.