~ 20 senior officers CTO member countries participate in five-day workshop organised by the region’s tourism development agency ~
The 7-11 December workshop will augment the technical abilities of CTO members in their quest to expand and diversify their tourism research and data pool, said Winfield Griffith, CTO’s director of research and information technology.
The workshop will focus on executing and managing tourism surveys; processing and presenting data from the surveys; scientific analysis and use of tourism surveys and other data in private and public research and planning ; and use of modern technology in tourism research and data dissemination.
“It is important that we advance the research programme in the
The workshop aims to provide participants with a better appreciation for what is required to extend the areas of their research and data bases; better equip participants to undertake routine research; and improve their ability to commission and direct larger tourism research projects.
Some 20 senior research and statistical officers from 11 CTO member countries – Antigua & Barbuda,
“Their role is critical especially at this time when the global economy is in crisis and the reverberation in the
CTO, as the region’s tourism development agency, provides research, human resources, marketing, communications and technology services internationally to its public and private sector members. CTO has been in the forefront of recent efforts to interface with the governments of the
Other presenters at the Regional Workshop on Tourism Survey Management, Data Collection & Analysis and the Estimation of Visitor Spending will come from both within and outside the CTO secretariat and include Dwayne Devonish of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Tyrone Clarke, a tourism consultant.