~Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing will meet travel agents, industry officials and media at the 26-28 June event organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organization~ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (15 June 2013) - The Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Dr. Rufus Ewing will lead a delegation to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Week in Toronto from 26-28 June. Dr. Ewing, who is also the minister of tourism, will make several appearances at CTO-organised events during the Caribbean Week in Toronto, which celebrates the sights, sounds and holiday attributes of the Caribbean. As part of his programme, the Premier will address leading industry officials, including top travel agents from the Greater Toronto Area, at an industry luncheon on 26 June. His presentation is expected to highlight current developments within the tourism sector in the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as immediate and long term plans for further development of the industry. He will also get to speak with travel agents at the Travel Agents Exhibition and Educational Programme on Thursday evening, 27 June. Dr. Ewing is scheduled to appear at the CTO media briefing on Thursday morning, 27 June, and will get to go one on one with leading Canadian journalists at Media Marketplace immediately following the news briefing. He will also meet with a group of young Caribbean professionals in Toronto. “Caribbean Week in Toronto is another important avenue through which we continue to remind potential travellers and industry practitioners of the quality and unforgettable experience that awaits them in the Turks & Caicos Islands,” the Premier said. “I thank the CTO for continuing to provide these opportunities to tell our story to the world.” Dr. Ewing will be accompanied by Chairman to the Tourist Board; Mr. Kingsley Been, Product Marketing Officer; Ms. Candesha Swann and Head of Secretariat in the Office of the Premier Mr. Ronlee James. For more information on Caribbean Week in Toronto, including how to participate, visit www.caribbeanweekcanada.com. About the Caribbean Tourism Organization 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 over 30 countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination by 2017, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, research and information technology. In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide. The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: CTObarbados@caribtourism.com. The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: CTOny@caribtourism.com; The CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: CTOlondon@caribtourism.com; For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization please visit www.OneCaribbean.org. Get the latest CTO updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism. Connect with CTO on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization.