Anguilla has gained a great deal of publicity from hosting a two-day Workshop on “Innovation for Tourism Growth” on October 11-12 held at La Vue Boutique Inn. It had been organised by the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA).
The event was attended by representatives of twenty Overseas Territories and Countries in the Caribbean, the Atlantic and Pacific regions. “It had been targeted at enhancing sustainable development through innovative solutions for economic diversification and improving the regional and global competiveness of the Overseas Countries and Territories,” the agenda stated.
Speaking at the plenary session, Anguilla’s Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism, Mr. Victor Banks, said partly: “I’d like to increase to the OCTA group our sincere gratitude for giving us this possibility to have destination Anguilla because the island because of this event – ‘Innovation for Tourism Growth’. The conference gets the stated objective of enhancing sustainable development through innovative solutions and the improvement of global competiveness of the Overseas Countries and Territories. We have been grateful to possess you here and I’m confident that you’ll facilitate these goals in your deliberations.”
Other persons from Anguilla, who participated in the workshop in a single way or another, included Mrs. Shellya Rogers-Webster, Manager of Corporate Affairs with the Anguilla Tourist Board, who spoke on “THE SIGNIFICANCE of Standards in Tourism Sector”; Ms. Gina Brooks, Tourism Planner in the Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Chris Richardson, of Rich Pearl Global Training, Consultancy and coaching Group, who spoke on “Marrying Innovation and Tradition in Customer Service”; Mr. Kenroy Herbert, Proprietor, Leviticus Lifestyle, whose topic was: “Diversification of our Tourism Product through Networking&rdquo and Innovation;; Mr. Davon Carty, of British Dependency, who spoke on “Marketing via our Creatives”; Mr. Bren Romney, Anguilla Innovation Director, who spoke on “Innovate Anguilla”; Mrs. Janine Edwards, Co-Proprietor, Sunset Homes & Representative of the Anguilla Tourism and Hotel Association, Innovation and tourism; and Ms. Trudy Nixon, of True Anguilla Magazine, who spoke on “Innovation as a Catalyst for Product Diversification.”