Minister Obie Wilchcombe succeeds Barbados’s Minister Of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy, and will serve a two-year term.
The election took place yesterday in Barbados at the organisation’s annual general meeting during the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference.
Wilchcombe said: "I intend to build upon what Richard Sealy began and I also intend to build on the relationship with the private sector.
“I’ve always thought that CTO is the body that provides equity and we can; and the way is to speak with the same voice. We also have to deal with the issue of inter-regional travel."
It is Wilchcombe’s second stint as chairman, having previously been elected to the position in 2002.