Prime Minister David Thompson??

Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s premier conference on sustainable tourism.

The Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address at the opening of the 11th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-11) on 9 May at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which is organizing the conference in collaboration with the Barbados Ministry of Tourism, has welcomed Mr. Thompson’s acceptance of the invitation to address conference delegates.

"We are delighted and extremely excited that Prime Minister Thompson had agreed to be the keynote speaker at the conference. His presence is a demonstration of the importance that Barbados attributes to sustainable tourism matters," said Hugh Riley, the CTO’s Secretary General.

"We are thankful to the Government of Barbados for kindly hosting STC, and to the Prime Minister in particular for being so generous with his time," added the Secretary General, who will also address the opening ceremony of the 9 to 12 May conference. ??Delegates will also be treated to an exciting display of Barbadian culture and a performance by the renowned Royal Barbados Police Force Band.

Several highly qualified and experienced tourism professionals will lead presentations during the conference, which has as its theme, Keeping the Right Balance: Creating Opportunities Through a World Class Sustainable Tourism Product.??

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