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OECS tourism ministers to meet in Antigua-Barbuda

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The third Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers meeting on tourism matters will be convened under the theme: OECS Economic Union: Tourism, driving Growth and Development.

Some key aspects to be discussed at this meeting include ease of travel within the OECS, joint promotion of the OECS region, the OECS Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism as well as the World Bank regional tourism competitiveness project.

Antigua and Barbuda’s minister for tourism Asot Michael will chair the meeting.

A regional approach to addressing the zika virus and its implications for the vital tourism sector is also part of the agenda for the meeting.

In addition to representatives from OECS member states, the minister for tourism from St Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool, the secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Hugh Riley and Frank Comito, the CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association will be observers at the meeting.

Courtesy: Caribbean News Now

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