The Caribbean is going east this month – to the east coast of the United States. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has organized a series of events in three states on the United States east coast to help raise awareness of the Caribbean to travel agents and the local media.
A CTO team – including Member Countries, some of the major tour operators and hotel representatives – will visit Collingswood, New Jersey; New Haven, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts between 18 and 20 October for presentations, trade shows, seminars and face to face meetings with top producing travel agents as part of the Caribbean Goes Road Shows & Seminars.
“The main objectives of these road shows are to raise awareness of the Caribbean as the premier warm weather holiday destination and to keep top producing travel agents and the media up to date with the latest developments and the variety of experiences that the Caribbean offers,” Sylma Brown, who heads the CTO’s New York office said.
“The road shows also provide travel agents with the opportunity to network with Caribbean suppliers in a manner that will help them drive business to the Caribbean,” she added.
On the road with the CTO will be Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Airlines, Celebrity Cruises, Central Holidays, Club Med, Delta Airlines, Dominica, GoGo Vacations, Grenada, Marry Caribbean.com; Martinique, Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Saint Lucia, Travel Impressions, Turks and Caicos Collections, Sandals & Beaches Resorts and Vacation Express. They will meet with an exclusive group of travel agents to let them know what’s new in each country and to help develop sales leads. The shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm.
Collingswood, New Jersey will be the first city visited on Tuesday 18 October at the Collingswood Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, followed by New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday 19 October at Lawn Club Fine Catering on 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, and Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday 20 October at Top of the Hub Skywalk & Restaurant 800 Boylston Street, Boston.