>Caribbean Tourism Organisation forecasts growth in 2010

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>BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is forecasting a rebound in visitor arrivals in 2010 with moderate growth expected for the region on the heels of positive indicators from the fourth quarter of 2009.

According to Winfield Griffith, director of research and information technology, the CTO is expecting tourism in the region to grow by up to three percent in 2010 as the global economy continues to see recovery.

Despite the global economic slump, the Caribbean remains one of the world’s most popular tourist regions. A total of 22.1 million people visited the Caribbean in 2009, down from 22.9 million in 2008.

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