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St Kitts

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn’t colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

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What is the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF)

The 6-8 September Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF) focused on climate change, is being held in observance of 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development declared by the United Nations General Assembly.

Themed, Good for Us, Better for All, it will bring together local, regional, and international representatives from public and private sector tourism entities, as well as development agencies that offer programming in sustainable tourism, for three days of interactive engagements. Major elements will include best practice sharing and strategic consultations, in order to strengthen holistic destination management approaches in the Caribbean.


The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of 28 countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members.

The organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology.

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