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Antigua & Barbuda’s Junior Minister Shines at Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

L-R: Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Funding, Antigua & Barbuda; Maliah Stuart, Junior Minister; Tracey Browne, Senior Training & Coaching Officer, Ministry of Tourism

Maliah Stuart from Christ the King Excessive College delivers insightful presentation on “Accessible Tourism”

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS, October 16, 2023 / — Antigua and Barbuda’s consultant to the 2023 Regional Tourism Youth Congress is 15-year-old Maliah Stuart, from Christ the King Excessive College in Antigua. The Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress is an integral a part of CTO’s annual State of the Trade Convention (SOTIC), involving college students between the ages of 14-17 from CTO member nations.

The principle purpose is to stimulate higher consciousness and pleasure about tourism amongst younger folks throughout the Caribbean, given the significance of the trade to the regional economies. It is a chance for college kids to discover varied sides of the tourism sector and share their concepts and imaginative and prescient with respect to future instructions for Caribbean tourism. SOTIC is going down within the Turks and Caicos Islands from October 9 – 13, 2023.

“I’m very pleased with our Junior Minister, Ms. Maliah Stuart,” declared the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Funding for Antigua & Barbuda. “She acquitted herself exceptionally properly in opposition to a tricky aggressive area of scholars from throughout the area. These younger persons are the way forward for our trade, and based mostly on the superb displays I witnessed this morning I’m assured that the prospects for our tourism sector are constructive and vibrant.”

Maliah is the winner of Antigua & Barbuda’s Nationwide Tourism Youth Congress competitors, which certified her for a spot within the regional competitors. This morning she competed in opposition to college students from 13 different Caribbean islands, all vying for the chance to turn into a youth ambassador for his or her vacation spot and the area for a full 12 months. The youngest of 4 siblings, Maliah is an completed musician, taking part in the piano, guitar and metal pan, in addition to a science buff, as her favourite topics are chemistry and physics. Maliah selected the subject “Accessible Tourism” for her three-minute presentation to the judges, and fielded a properly thought out, one minute response to the thriller subject query: As a Junior Minister of Tourism establish an attention-grabbing, uncommon or distinctive individual, place, factor or exercise/occasion out of your vacation spot that you simply consider would supply a uncommon and distinctive customer expertise and share two causes to your alternative.

“The Regional Tourism Youth Congress supplies a platform for the younger future leaders of the tourism sector to share the progressive concepts on the trail to sustainability for Caribbean Tourism,” acknowledged Tracey Browne, Senior Training & Coaching Officer at the Ministry of Tourism. Stuffed with constructive power, Maliah shared that she loved assembly the opposite Junior Ministers, and appreciated the brand new experiences gained by her participation within the Regional Tourism Congress.


Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) are positioned within the coronary heart of the Caribbean Sea. Voted the World Journey Awards Caribbean’s Most Romantic Vacation spot, the twin-island paradise provides guests two uniquely distinct experiences, best temperatures year-round, a wealthy historical past, vibrant tradition, exhilarating excursions, award-winning resorts, mouth-watering delicacies, and 365 beautiful pink and white-sand seashores – one for on daily basis of the 12 months. The most important of the Leeward Islands, Antigua, includes 108 sq. miles of wealthy historical past and spectacular topography, offering varied widespread sightseeing alternatives. Nelson’s Dockyard is maybe probably the most famend landmark, the one remaining instance of a Georgian fort, a listed UNESCO World Heritage web site. Antigua’s tourism occasions calendar contains the celebrated Antigua Crusing Week, Antigua Basic Yacht Regatta, and the annual Antigua Carnival, the Caribbean’s Best Summer season Pageant. Barbuda, Antigua’s smaller sister island, is the final word movie star hideaway. The island lies 27 miles north-east of Antigua and is only a 15-minute airplane journey away. Barbuda is understood for its untouched 17-mile stretch of pink sand seashore and because the residence of the biggest Frigate Hen Sanctuary within the Western Hemisphere. Discover data on Antigua & Barbuda at:

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