A few days ago, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) announced that it is to restructure its operations in the face of rising costs and the need to “elevate tourism development in the region.”

Its chairman, the Minister of Tourism of St. Lucia, Dominic Fedee, said that CTO would be closing its London and New York offices by the end of January and would undertake a comprehensive audit of the role of its head office in Barbados; a process that could well involve further redundancies.