OECS Congratulates Hon. Dominic Fedee – Incoming Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
Friday, October 5, 2018 — The OECS Commission on behalf of all of its Member States congratulates Saint Lucia’s Minister for Tourism The Hon. Dominic Fedee on his appointment to Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Minister Fedee brings a wealth of experience to the role to drive and elevate the Caribbean’s tourism brand and global positioning.
OECS Commission Tourism Specialist, Ms. Maria Fowell said in an era of both emerging tourism destinations and source tourist markets such as Asia, it was incumbent upon all Caribbean tourism professionals to augment the region as one of the world’s most iconic destinations.
“Tourism is the lead economic sector in the OECS, contributing as much as 85% and 94% to GDP and employment respectively in some island states,” said Ms. Fowell.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is the region’s tourism development agency, with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish and French country members and a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination. Its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.
Dominic Fedee is a Saint Lucian politician of the United Workers Party, who is Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information, and Broadcasting. He was elected parliamentary representative for Anse la Raye/Canaires in the general election held on 6 June 2016.
The Guyanese born Fedee is former OECS regional Public Relations Officer for Sandals Resorts. He was appointed as an opposition member of the Senate of Saint Lucia in January 2016.