The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has appointed indsutry veteran Amanda Charles as sustainable tourism specialist.
Charles will coordinate and implement the CTO’s sustainable tourism program aimed at enhancing the development, growth, quality, competitiveness and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.
Charles is a tourism professional with several years of experience, having worked most recently as the adviser to the directorate of sustainable tourism at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, a position she held for five years.
While there Charles coordinated the directorate’s sustainable tourism program and managed the financial, technical and logistical aspects of the directorate’s projects and activities.
She also worked as a tourism specialist consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS) department of economic development, trade and tourism in Washington, D.C. and as a project consultant at the OAS department of sustainable development.
As the CTO’s sustainable tourism specialist, Charles will lead the organization’s agenda, which includes helping to develop quality standards for Caribbean destinations and their tourism products and services.