OECS Council of Ministers on Tourism matters to meet in Antigua & Barbuda

Castries, Saint Lucia, April 19th, 2016 – The third 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 Facilitation of 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 & Barbuda’s Minister for Tourism Hon. Asot Michael will chair the meeting at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.

A regional approach to addressing the Zika virus and its implications for the vital tourism sector is also part of the agenda for the OECS Council of Ministers meeting on Tourism matters.


In addition to representatives from OECS Member States, the Minister for Tourism from St. Martin, Mrs. 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 OECS meeting.