November is officially Caribbean Tourism Month and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be leading the charge by using the popular social media platform, Twitter, to host its inaugural tweet-up.
The 8 November #OneVoice tweet-up will seek to engage tourism industry stakeholders on crucial matters and is a continuation of the State of the Industry (SOTIC 2013) discussions, which took place in Martinique earlier this month.
"SOTIC was a great success but at the end of each session we realized that there was always a burning desire to continue the discussion," said Hugh Riley, the CTO secretary general, in a written statement. "We decided that we would facilitate these ongoing conversations with our very first Twitter meeting. Joining our more than 4,000 Twitter followers, the CTO team in Barbados, the U.S and the UK, along with some of our industry partners will attempt to answer some of the questions that still remain unanswered."
The official hashtags for the Tweet-up are #OneVoice and #CTM2013. Interested persons can follow the CTO’s @ctotourism Twitter handle for registration information.
The celebrations, which carry the recurring theme, "One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean," will be launched with an official message by the Chairman of the CTO Board of Directors, Chantal Figueroa, the deputy commissioner of tourism of the U.S Virgin Islands. In addition, the CTO encourages all of its members to celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month at the national level.
The CTO’s Caribbean Tourism Month celebrations will also include the #OneSea Facebook Marathon at www.facebook.com/caribbeantourismorganization during which CTO member countries will be featured on a daily basis from 1 – 30 November.