Amanda Charles

Sustainable Tourism Specialist, CTO
amanda charles cto

Amanda Charles

Sustainable Tourism Specialist, CTO

Biography

Amanda Charles heads the Sustainable Tourism Division at the Caribbean Tourism Organization, with responsibility to steer the design and implementation of the CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Work Programme, aimed at enhancing the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.

In this role, Ms Charles leads the conceptualization, planning and execution of various tourism projects and activities; spearheads the coordination and delivery of capacity-building initiatives; and provides technical assistance on management issues related to tourism product development and destination stewardship. She plays an integral role in resource mobilization and partnership development, directing cooperation initiatives in collaboration with various regional and international development agencies, member counties and donor partners.

Ms Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Business Management. She also holds the Master of Tourism Administration Degree with a concentration in Sustainable Destination Management.

A Tourism professional with extensive public and private sector experience spanning over 15 years, at the regional and international levels, Ms Charles previously functioned as Tourism Adviser at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Tourism Specialist Consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS). She has also worked at several international NGO’s including the United Nations Foundation.

All session by Amanda Charles

General Session IV: Prosperity

09:30 - 10:30
Radisson Grenada