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Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar assumes role of CTO Chairman

New York, New York, June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar was yesterday announced as the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during a press conference at CTO Caribbean week in New York City.

Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar




The CTO 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.

D'Aguilar will lead the charge for the next year. Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu serves as the Chair of the CTO Board of Directors. She was appointed in September 2016.

"I look forward to leading the charge for the region as we work together to further improve our tourism industry and address the many vexing challenges we face. We must work together to enhance our tourism product across the board and increase the number of stopover visitors to our region," D'Aguilar said of his appointment.

In his role as CTO chairman, Minister D'Aguilar provided updates regarding the region's performance for the first quarter of 2017 and developments from CTO Caribbean Week.

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Nikia Christie Bahamas Ministry of Tourism nhdeveaux@bahamas.com Anita Johnson-Patty Bahamas Ministry of Tourism ajohnson@bahamas.com

Source:Bahamas Ministry of Tourism