Caribbean Tourism Organization donates $20,000 to the Bahamas for recovery efforts
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has made a short monetary contribution to The Bahamas to aid using its recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama following devastation due to Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.
The amount of US$20,000 – monies raised through the CTO Relief Fund (https://bit.ly/2klH17e) – has been used in the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of The Bahamas within the CTO’s on-going support of the long-term recovery of the affected islands.
The CTO activated its hurricane relief fund soon after Hurricane Dorian battered the northwestern Bahamian islands of Abacos and Grand Bahama, abandoning a trail of destruction, over 50 confirmed deaths and more missing.
“The CTO sincerely thanks those that are helping The Bahamas by adding to the hurricane relief fund. Your assistance goes quite a distance towards bringing relief to individuals of the Abacos and Grand Bahama who suffered gravely from Hurricane Dorian,” said Neil Walters, the CTO’s acting secretary general. “We encourage everyone to keep to donate to the fund so we are able to keep assisting those affected. However, it’s vital that you remember that 14 holiday destinations in The Bahamas were unaffected by the storm and we encourage persons planning vacations at the moment showing their ultimate support to The Bahamas at a minumum of one of the destinations.”
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In addition to the relief fund, the CTO is engaged in alternative activities to aid The Bahamas the following:
Collaborating with Friends of Culture, a 501C3 organization in New Orleans, Louisiana, to improve funds at its annual Bayou Bacchanal (Caribbean Carnival), which is held 2 November in New Orleans
Caused Julie Guaglardi of Zelman Style Interiors to highlight the Bahamas at a fashion show in Times Square, Week ny during ny Fashion, reaching an audience of 100,000
The CTO is area of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency&rsquo also;s team on the floor in the affected islands, with among our workers currently in The Bahamas undertaking an assessment of the harm to the tourism infrastructure.
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