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Twin island nation awards Marianne Jean-Baptiste honorary tourism award

New York, NY, June 2, 2016 — Guests of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority were treated to a Celebration of Film and Television in honor of Ms. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award Nominee and star of NBC’s “Blindspot” last night at the Crosby Street Hotel. Born to an Antiguan mother, Ms. Jean-Baptiste has always embraced her Antiguan and Barbudan heritage and was named ‘Honorary Tourism Ambassador’ to the island nation.

The evening’s event was attended by approximately 100 of the top-tier media, trade, travel partners, investors and producers, and was part of a week-long extravaganza known as CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization’s) Week in New York City. The week brings the Caribbean together – Government officials, Tourism Boards, Hotel Association, and Press – to showcase all that the region has to offer visitors.

CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James explained the importance of honouring the actress, saying “Ms. Jean-Baptiste has proudly represented Antigua and Barbuda around the world. Through this, she has positively raised visibility of Antigua and Barbuda, helping to support our tourism industry. With tourism being the mainstay of our economy, we cannot express how grateful we are for all of her work in positively promoting our twin-island nation.” The award was presented to Ms. Jean-Baptiste by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Walton Aubrey Webson

In addition to NBC’s “Blindspot,” and her upcoming role in the new series, “Training Day,” Ms. Jean-Baptiste’s body of work includes such standout performances as her role in “Secrets and Lies,” a performance so wonderful that she was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

The evening also included the worldwide premiere of PBS’s award-winning documentary “Music Voyager: Antigua and Barbuda,” which was filmed on the islands last year and highlights the story of Antigua and Barbuda through music and culture allowing viewers to experience the country through the eyes of the locals, their culture and their words.

The week began with a segment on FOX 5’s popular morning news program “Good Day New York,” promoting Carnival through steel pan music and costumes. At yesterday’s event, interviews were conducted with Tourism Consultant Ms. Shirlene Nibbs who shared the latest developments on the islands in tourism and why visitors need to visit Antigua and Barbuda this year. The interview will air in local TV markets including Connecticut and NBC affiliates.

In addition to hosting this successful evening Antigua and Barbuda has participated at the highest level events for CTO Week, including in the corporate service at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 30th, along with various meetings with Minsters, Directors and Commissioners of Tourism throughout the Caribbean to strategically work together to enhance the strength and impact of the region.

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Travel Agent’s senior editor wins top prize at CTO Travel Media Awards

NEW YORK, NY, 2 June, 2016 –   An article on lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) travel in the Caribbean has copped the top award at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards programme.

The article by Joe Pike of Travel Agent magazine won the Best of the Best award at today’s awards luncheon at the Marriott Marquis in New York, part of the programme for Caribbean Week New York organized by the CTO.

Dubbed, How to Sell LGBT Travel to the Caribbean, the story explores Caribbean destinations and properties that pursue the $200 billion market and provides tips and trends to those who are considering it. It has its origin in a session organized by the CTO during last year’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Curacao.

“It is an extremely informative, well-researched and reported story. Mr. Pike did a nice job working to inform his readership about a growing LGBT travel market. Thanks to extensive research, he provided interesting data about the market potential and did first-hand reporting by interviewing industry experts to gather market intelligence. He also covers important sub-topics like safety, family travel, and same-sex marriage. Lastly, through detailed research, Mr. Pike identifies the most welcoming islands and hotels. This was an original idea and will definitely provide new and interesting information to the reader,” said director of international communications at the Washington-based The Boeing Company Steve Lott, one of the judges for the contest.

“It is very unique and different,” added Yuriy Boykiv, chief executive officer of Gravity Media, a New York-based marketing and advertising agency.

Pike was one of ten travel writers and photographers awarded today for their coverage of the Caribbean.

The winners of this year’s Caribbean Travel Media awards are as follows:

Been There, Wrote That – Best Feature Article In A Consumer Magazine
Vivian Holley – Jamaica Magic–Having it All at Half Moon – Southern Seasons Magazine

I Couldn’t Have Written Better Myself – Best Feature In A Consumer Newspaper
Sharon Millar – Mermen Come Calling (a story on the folkloric legends of Tobago) – The New York Times

Inner Circle King/Queen– Best Feature Article In A Trade Publication
Joe Pike – How to Sell LGBT Travel to the Caribbean – Travel Agent Central

Virtual Visitor Award – Best Online Feature
David McFadden – Jamaica hopes Jewish Tourism can help fading community – The Associated Press

Golden Mic – Best Broadcast Feature
Valerie D’Elia – Experiencing Antigua Like a Local – NY1 News

From Infinity…And Abroad! (Best Feature by a foreign Journalist in US or Caribbean Media) 
Eric Vohr – From James Bond to a smuggler’s hangout, Bahamian chain has it all – Chicago Tribune

Oh Snap!– Best Photograph accompanying a feature
Brian Irwin – Fly-fishing on the Sapodilla Cayes off the coast of Belize, a photograph accompanying a story entitled, Ecotourism a Natural for Belize in the Boston Globe

No Anansi Story! (Best Feature by a Caribbean Journalist in Caribbean Media)
Chanaz Kokkelmans – Statia-cation : A Vacation on Statia – St. Maarten Daily Herald

Oh My Word, I Blogged! (Best Blog Post)
Rachelle Hay – Salt & Shimmer: Down D Islands, looking at travel in the region. This winner of this award was determined by voters in an online poll.

Caribbean Week New York celebrates  the sights, sounds, colours, culture and unique holiday experiences of the Caribbean.

For additional  information visit www.onecaribbean.org;  email [email protected] or call (212) 635-9530

Caribbean Week is supported by American Express, Academy Engraving, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Atrebor Group, the Islands of the Bahamas, Barbados, Bloomingdales, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Islands, CitiTech Solutions, Dominica, El Dorado Rum, Empire State Building, Grace, Grenada, Golden Crust, Jade Mountain/Anse Chastanet Resort, Jamaica, Marry Caribbean, Martinique, Nassau Paradise Island, Nevis, Proximo, Resonance, The Real McCoy Rum, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sugar Beach, Travel + Leisure, Resonance Consultancy; Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Unique Vacations, Inc./Sandals and Willams-Sonoma.

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Caribbean on course to break 20 million arrivals barrier in 2016

NEW YORK, NY, 3 June, 2016 –   Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean are expected to surpass the 30 million mark for the first time ever this year, following a record 28.7 million arrivals in 2015.

Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Richard Sealy announced here on Thursday evening that the industry got off to a fast start in 2016, registering a 7.3 per cent rise in the first quarter over the corresponding period last year.

During this period, the Caribbean region welcomed approximately 8.5 million international visitors, 580,000 higher than the first quarter of 2015.

“This performance was buttressed by lower oil prices and the strong US dollar, which increased the appeal of the region to potential visitors. The many air service agreements ensured that the region had adequate seats to facilitate the flow of travellers to and within the region,” the CTO chairman explained.

Nineteen destinations showed improvements upon their 2015 performance, with eight registering double digit growth of between 10.5 per cent and 26.8 per cent.

The growth was led by intra-regional trips which rose by 12-9 per cent, followed by the European market which registered growth of 11 per cent.

The CTO chairman told media at a news conference at Caribbean Week New York that regional tourism officials have recognized that more needed to be done to keep visitors occupied while in the Caribbean.

“The CTO continues to work feverishly with our members to see how they can improve their product offering and diversify their markets,” he said.

The CTO has projected growth of between 4.5 per cent and 5.5 per cent in 2016.

Caribbean Week New York continues this evening with Rum and Rhythm, a benefit for the CTO Foundation, the regional tourism development agency’s scholarship programme which assists Caribbean nationals pursuing further studies in tourism and hospitality.

The Empire State Building will also light up in Caribbean colours tonight in observance of Caribbean Week New York, which celebrates the sights, sounds, colours, culture and unique holiday experiences of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Week New York is supported by American Express, Academy Engraving, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Atrebor Group, the Islands of the Bahamas, Barbados, Bloomingdales, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Islands, CitiTech Solutions, Dominica, El Dorado Rum, Empire State Building, Grace, Grenada, Golden Crust, Jade Mountain/Anse Chastanet Resort, Jamaica, Marry Caribbean, Martinique, Nassau Paradise Island, Nevis, Proximo, Resonance, The Real McCoy Rum, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sugar Beach, Travel + Leisure, Resonance Consultancy; Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Unique Vacations, Inc./Sandals and Williams-Sonoma.

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Former JetBlue CEO Dave Barger for Caribbean Week New York

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (19 May 2016) –  Former chief executive officer of JetBlue Dave Barger joins a growing list of top executives and celebrities who will participate in Caribbean Week New York, a series of tourism trade and consumer events organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to showcase the region in one of its most important markets.

Already, executives from Google and Caribbean Journal, as well as film and stage actor Robert Riley, have been confirmed for Caribbean Week New York.

An airline industry veteran who over the course of a career spanning four decades became one of the most recognized leaders in global aviation, Mr. Barger will be the motivational speaker at the Students’ Colloquium, the Caribbean Week youth programme designed to engage the future leaders of the Caribbean in tourism related activities.

Mr. Barger retired from his post as CEO of the New York-based carrier last year after eight years at the helm, and under his watch JetBlue became the fifth largest airline in the United States.

“It is wonderful delights to have Mr. Barger deliver the motivational speech to the tourism industry’s rising stars. His successes at JetBlue and, prior to that, at Continental Airlines, and his community involvement in a number of key areas including education, means he has a compelling story to share,” said Sylma Brown, head of the CTO’s New York office which manages Caribbean Week.

Last year’s winner of the colloquium, the Turks & Caicos Community College, will be joined by three other Caribbean tertiary institutions, the College of the Bahamas, University of Technology of Jamaica and the University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago campus in the contest for the best tourism-related business plan.

The students will be challenged to create a sustainable bed and breakfast business in the Caribbean that will become the new face of accommodation in small lodging establishments in the next ten years; develop and design an innovative strategic plan to increase intra-regional and domestic tourism; or demonstrate how an agritourism programme might be sustainably developed to support rural communities in the Caribbean.

The Students’ Colloquium takes place on Wednesday 1 June from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York.

Organized by the CTO, Caribbean Week New York is the largest, most engaging regional tourism activity in the “Big Apple” and typically attracts thousands of participants, including Caribbean tourism officials, the media, artists, performers, celebrity chefs, fashion designers, models, investors and other strategic partners. It showcases the sights, sounds, colours, culture and unique holiday experiences of the Caribbean and combines business sessions and consumer-oriented events with food, fashion, entertainment, sales and networking opportunities.

For the full Caribbean Week New York programme and for additional  information visit www.onecaribbean.org;  email [email protected] or call (212) 635-9530

Caribbean Week is supported by Academy Engraving, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Atrebor Group, the Islands of the Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Islands, CitiTech Solutions, Dominica, El Dorado Rum, Empire State Building, Grenada, Jade Mountain/Anse Chastanet Resort, Jamaica, Martinique, Nassau Paradise Island, Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Travel + Leisure, Resonance Consultancy; Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa and Unique Vacations, Inc./Sandals.

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Nevis wins media award in New York

New York, NY (June 11, 2015) – There was the slight aroma of ‘Killer Bee’ in the air at the annual Caribbean Week in New York City, NY this past week (June 1st-5th), as Greg Phillip, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Tourism Association (NTA) and Yvette Jackman, NTA North America Manager joined Caribbean ministers of tourism and officials representing island nations while walking away with the media award for Nevisian Fare.

The activity packed week started with a Trade Show and Educational Seminar for Travel Agents that was both enlightening and productive for Nevis who used this as an opportunity to educate agents further on the product.  Additionally, before arriving in New York, Phillip and Jackman carried out a series of travel agent seminars in the US, culminating in New York City. The tour was so successful that it resulted in a number of carriage trade agents coming to Nevis on familiarization trips in the near future. “We were happily surprised by the keen interest in Nevis particularly from the state of Connecticut”, Phillip said. “This sales blitz gave us the opportunity to share the story of Nevis with a select group of agents and as a consequence they have agreed to visit Nevis in the summer months in order to experience the tourism product first hand and ultimately sell it to their clients with confidence”.

Phillip and Jackman, joined by Nevis Tourism Sales Representative Andrew Rowe, used Caribbean Week as a perfect chance to share information on Nevis’ special events for 2015 including the Mango Festival, Culturama, The Annual Nevis Marathon and Running Festival and the Nevis Triathlon.

The culmination of Nevis’ participation came at the annual Caribbean Media Awards Luncheon at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel when Nevis took center stage after the Master of Ceremonies announced that the Best Feature by a Caribbean Journalist was Peter Swain’s article on Nevisian cuisine, entitled Nevisian Fare for MACO CARIBBEAN LIVING Magazine. The judges commented that Mr. Swain gave an accurate depiction and a beautifully executed painting with words, summarizing a typical stay on the secluded island paradise.

At the Caribbean Media Marketplace later that day, NTA CEO, Greg Phillip, met with many influential journalists from varying publications including writers and Editor-in-Chief’s from tourismexecutives.com, Travel + Leisure, LuxuryWeb Magazine, travelsquire.com, Urban Broadcasting Company, and ohthepeopleyoumeet.com.

The NTA also attended the ‘The Caribbean Romance Pavilion’, which provided them the opportunity to promote the destination to over 500 couples that are in the throes of planning their weddings and honeymoons.  The aspiring newlyweds to be, were able to interact directly with the NTA representatives and learn about the options available for saying their vows on Nevis. Many couples expressed strong interest in Nevis as its secluded and untouched beauty made it even more desirable for those seeking a more intimate and romantic location. This message was further reinforced by the fact that Nevis has been ranked “The Most Romantic Caribbean Island” by Caribbean Journal and “The Best Romantic Island” by USA Today.

Amidst the busy schedule and events taking place at Caribbean Week, Phillip scheduled a meeting with directors at Playbill Magazine to seek ways of partnering with them to promote Nevis and associate the island with the hit play Hamilton that opens on Broadway in September.

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La CTO Presenta El Programa Para La Edicion 2014 de La Semana Del Caribe en Nueva York

NUEVA YORK, NY (19 de febrero de 2014). Con la celebración de la Semana del Caribe auspiciada por la Organización de Turismo del Caribe (CTO, por sus siglas en inglés), el Caribe volverá a desplegar sus atributos colectivos como destino de vacaciones ante los neoyorquinos y los visitantes de la “Gran Manzana”, recordándoles por que la Región es el destino de clima cálido más atractivo.

Se está preparando un programa sin parangón, con una oferta sin precedentes para que los países miembros y los aliados del sector privado de la CTO puedan interactuar y mostrar todas las características más interesantes y atractivas del Caribe en un evento festivo. El programa incluye el acto inaugural CAFE @ CTOF, el lanzamiento del desfile de modas Caribbean American Fashion Exchange™ con la celebración de una elegante gala a beneficio de la Fundación de la CTO, y el programa de becas del agencia regional para el desarrollo turístico. Se expondrán las obras de artistas americanos y caribeños que han realizado, y siguen realizando, un aporte significativo en el campo de la moda y el estilismo. El acto CAFE @ CTOF se llevará a cabo el jueves, 5 de junio.

Otro de los momentos destacados de la edición de este año es el Pabellón del Caribe Romántico, que se introdujo por primera vez en la edición del año pasado, en el que las parejas tendrán la oportunidad de elegir la boda o la luna de miel perfecta en el Caribe. No obstante, contrario al año pasado, el Pabellón Romántico de este año será un evento independiente que no se incluirá en la Expo Vacaciones en el Caribe.

Este año también contaremos con otra primicia, la programación de una sensacional Feria de Viajes y Cultura Caribeña y Expo Vacaciones, que se llevará a cabo en el transcurso del fin de semana (léase, el sábado, 7 de junio).
Otros eventos claves “que no se pueden perder” son:

Foro de la Diáspora del Caribe

Lunes, 2 de junio de 6:00PM a 9:00 PM

Un debate abierto y sincero con la Diáspora del Caribe sobre su contribución al turismo del Caribe y su aporte a la promoción de la región.


Coloquio de Estudiantes

Martes, 3 de junio de 2:30PM a 5:00 PM

Los estudiantes más sobresalientes de instituciones terciarias del Caribe y los EE.UU. presentarán ideas creativas sobre proyectos de turismo sostenible que son viables y rentables para el Caribe.


Mercado de Medios del Caribe

Jueves, 5 de junio de 3:30 PM a 6:00 PM

Reunión de profesionales y responsables de la formulación de políticas del sector turístico del Caribe con los principales periodistas del sector de viajes.


Conferencia sobre Marketing en el Caribe y almuerzo de premiación

Viernes, 6 de junio de 9:30 AM a mediodía

Presentación de las estrategias de marketing que están a la vanguardia de las nuevas tendencias y reconocimiento a los individuos que han contribuido significativamente al desarrollo turístico de la región.


Ron y Ritmo

Viernes, 6 de junio de 6:30 PM a 10:30 PM

Los amantes del ron y la gastronomía podrán degustar una muestra de los mejores y más galardonados rones de la región y disfrutar de la cocina tradicional del Caribe y de manjares infundidos con sabores de ron preparados por afamados chefs del Caribe holandés, inglés, francés e hispano.

La oficina de la Organización de Turismo del Caribe con sede en Nueva York organiza la Semana del Caribe en Nueva York que abarca una serie de reuniones comerciales y eventos dirigidos al consumidor en los que se expone la calidez, el espíritu y la vitalidad del Caribe. Los miembros y los aliados de la CTO que participan no solo cuenta con la oportunidad de tener un contacto directo con los consumidores, sino también obtienen una amplia cobertura en los medios de comunicación.

La edición del 2014 de la Semana del Caribe en Nueva York se llevará a cabo del 1ro al 8 de junio. Para más información sobre cómo participar por favor diríjase al siguiente enlace www.onecaribbean.org o llame a la oficina de la Organización de Turismo del Caribe en Nueva York al (212) 635-9530.


Acerca de la Organización de Turismo del Caribe

La Organización de Turismo del Caribe (CTO, por sus siglas en inglés), con sede en Barbados y oficinas en Nueva York y Londres, es la agencia de desarrollo turístico del Caribe, con una membresía compuesta por más de 30 países de la región, incluyendo territorios de habla holandesa, inglesa, francesa e hispana, al igual que una miríada de miembros aliados del sector privado. La visión de la CTO es posicionar en el 2017 al Caribe como el destino ideal de clima cálido todo el año, y su propósito es liderar el turismo sostenible; un mar, una voz, un Caribe.

Entre los beneficios que la organización aporta a su membresía, cabe destacar el soporte especializado y la asistencia técnica para el desarrollo del turismo sostenible, las acciones de marketing y comunicación, la incidencia política, el desarrollo de los recursos humanos, la organización y ejecución de eventos, la investigación y el uso de la tecnología de la información.

Asimismo, la CTO, en alianza con la Asociación de Hoteles y Turismo del Caribe, administra y es propietaria a partes iguales de la Compañía de Desarrollo Turístico del Caribe, una empresa de marketing y desarrollo comercial dedicada a la promoción de la marca Caribe en el ámbito mundial.

La sede principal de la CTO está ubicada en Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026. Teléfono de contacto (246) 427-5242 y número de fax (246) 429-3065; correo electrónico: [email protected] La oficina de la CTO en Nueva York está ubicada en 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, Nueva York, NY 10004, EE.UU. Teléfono de contacto (212) 635-9530 y número de fax (212) 635-9511; correo electrónico: [email protected] La oficina de la CTO en Londres está ubicada en The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, Inglaterra. Teléfono de contacto 011 44 208 948 0057 y número de fax 011 44 208 948 0067; correo electrónico: [email protected] Para más información sobre la Organización de Turismo del Caribe, diríjase a la página web www.OneCaribbean.org. Las últimas novedades sobre la CTO están disponibles en el siguiente enlace de Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism. Y pueden seguirnos en Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization.

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NEW YORK, NY (19 février 2014) – La Caraïbe révèlera de nouveau ses uniques atouts collectifs aux New Yorkais et aux visiteurs de la «Grosse Pomme», pour leur montrer encore à quel point la région est la destination tropicale la plus prisée, à l’occasion du retour de l’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe (OTC) pendant la Semaine de la Caraïbe.

Une programmation inégalée est prévue, offrant aux pays et aux partenaires du secteur privé membres de l’OTC des possibilités incomparables d’associer et de faire valoir toutes les caractéristiques attrayantes et attirantes de la Caraïbe, au cours d’une célébration festive. Le programme comprendra l’inauguration de CAFE @ CTOF, le lancement de Caribbean American Fashion Exchange™ au cours d’une soirée glamour au profit de la Fondation CTO, le programme de bourses de l’agence régionale de développement du tourisme. Une place proéminente sera accordée aux œuvres d’Américains d’origine caribéenne qui ont contribué et qui continuent d’apporter une contribution substantielle au monde de la mode et du style. CAFE @ CTOF se tiendra le jeudi 5 juin.

Un autre fait saillant cette année sera le Caribbean Romance Pavilion, présenté pour la première fois l’an dernier, où les couples pourront choisir la destination caribéenne parfaite pour un mariage ou une lune de miel. Cette année, le Romance Pavilion sera un évènement distinct, contrairement à l’an dernier alors qu’il était associé à Caribbean Vacation Mart.

La sensationnelle foire du voyage et de la culture et le Caribbean Vacation Mart seront également au programme cette année et pour la toute première fois, se tiendront pendant un week-end (samedi 7 juin).

Les autres grands évènements «à ne pas manquer» comprennent :

Le forum de la diaspora caribéenne

Lundi 2 juin – 18 h – 21 h

Une discussion franche et ouverte avec la diaspora caribéenne sur sa contribution au tourisme caribéen et la façon dont elle soutient la promotion de la région.


Colloque des étudiants

Mardi 3 juin – 14:30 h – 17 h

Les meilleurs étudiants des institutions caribéennes et américaines du niveau tertiaire présentent des idées innovantes de projets de tourisme durable viables et rentables dans la Caraïbe


Marché des médias caribéens

Jeudi 5 juin – 15:30 h – 18 h

Les professionnels du tourisme et les décideurs politiques de la Caraïbe s’entretiendront avec les grands chroniqueurs de voyage


Conférence caribéenne sur le marketing et déjeuner de remise de prix

Vendredi 6 juin – 9:30 h à midi

Présentation des dernières tendances avant-garde en matière de marketing et reconnaissance aux personnes qui ont fait d’importantes contributions au développement du tourisme de la région.


Rum & Rhythm

Vendredi 6 juin – 18:30  h – 22:30 h

Les amateurs de rhum et de gastronomie pourront faire connaissance avec les grandes marques de rhum caribéen primé et goûter la gastronomie traditionnelle de la Caraïbe et les délices culinaires à base de rhum préparés par les chefs étoilés des Antilles néerlandaises, anglaises, françaises et espagnoles.

La Semaine de la Caraïbe  à New York est une série de réunions d’affaires et d’évènements grand public organisés par le bureau de l’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe à New York, dans le but de faire valoir la convivialité, l’esprit et le dynamisme de la Caraïbe. Outre le contact direct avec les consommateurs, les membres et les partenaires de l’OTC qui participent à l’évènement profitent d’une vaste couverture médiatique.

L’édition 2014 de la Semaine de la Caraïbe à New York se tient du 1er au 8 juin. Pour obtenir de plus amples information sur les modalités de participation, veuillez visiter www.onecaribbean.org ou communiquer par téléphone avec le bureau de l’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe à New York, au  (212) 635-9530.


À propos de l’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe

L’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe (OTC), avec son siège social en Barbade et des bureaux à New York et à Londres, est l’agence caribéenne de développement du tourisme qui regroupe des membres issus de plus de trente pays et territoires néerlandais, anglais, français et espagnols, ainsi que des associés de diverses organisations du secteur privé. L’OTC a pour vision de positionner la Caraïbe comme destination tropicale la plus prisée tout au long de l’année. Elle se donne pour but d’être le leader du tourisme durable – Une mer, une voix pour une Caraïbe unie.

L’Organisation offre à ses membres des avantages tels que le soutien spécialisé et l’aide technique au développement du tourisme durable, le marketing, la communication, la défense des intérêts, le développement des ressources humaines, la planification et la mise en œuvre d’évènements, la recherche et la technologie de l’information.

De plus, l’OTC, en partenariat avec la Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, détient conjointement et  à parts égales la Caribbean Tourism Development Company, une société de marketing et de commercialisation entièrement consacrée à la promotion de la marque Caraïbe à l’échelle mondiale.

Le siège social de l’OTC est situé à Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbade BB 22026;

Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; Courriel: [email protected].

Le bureau de l’OTC à New York est situé au 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA:

Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; Courriel: [email protected].

Le bureau de l’OTC à Londres est situé à The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, Angleterre.

Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; Courriel: [email protected].

Pour de plus amples informations sur l’Organisation du tourisme de la Caraïbe, veuillez visiter le site www.OneCaribbean.org                                                                                                                     Obtenez les dernières nouvelles de l’OTC sur  Twitter à http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism

Connectez-vous à l’OTC sur Facebook à http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization

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