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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be staging the Caribbean Students Colloquium during Caribbean Week in New York, June 3-10, 2017. The Students Colloquium is a forum designed to engage the future leaders of the Caribbean in tourism related activities, and is a competition in which teams of students at the tertiary level in the United States and the Caribbean vie for the Championship based on the best business plan and presentation of their chosen topic.

Since 2011, the Caribbean Student Colloquium has been welcoming students from colleges and universities across the Caribbean and the United States, who are interested in sustainable initiatives and have a desire to be involved in their implementation. The Colloquium challenges these students to research and present, free-style, a practical sustainable tourism project for the Caribbean that, upon implementation, will provide a sustainable source of income. Sustainability is defined as the appropriate use of resources so that future generations may benefit from and enjoy them. The aim of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development is a positive experience for local people, tourism businesses and visitors.

The Students Colloquium was created, in 2010, by a team of interns at CTO-USA, Inc. who were then enrolled at tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and the United States, in response to a challenge to them to identify a project for Caribbean Week that would engage the Youth. Some of the interns from the initial planning group continue to contribute to organizing the Colloquium.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • The College of the Bahamas | Nassau, Bahamas
  • Monroe College | Mt. Vernon, New York
  • Turks and Caicos Island Community College | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Universityof the Cayman Islands | George Town, Cayman Islands
  • University of the Virgin Islands | St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands



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