Caribbean Week New York Travel Agent Trade Show Sold Out

More than 140 leading agents "selling the romantic Caribbean" educational event; limited supplier spots still available

. May 10, 2017

NEW YORK, NY. May 10, 2017 - Travel and tourism suppliers, agents and distributors will come together at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's (CTO) Trade Show and Educational Forum for Travel Agents as part of Caribbean Week New York. The event will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel (481 Eighth Avenue).

Themed “Selling the Romantic Caribbean,” the highly anticipated event will show why the Caribbean is the premier region for honeymoons, weddings and romantic getaways. The event is designed to give suppliers and destination representatives the opportunity to highlight what is special about their product and share relevant information, tips and trends with travel agents who work with leading tour operators with a heavy concentration on Caribbean travel.

Further solidifying the importance of this event for both agents and suppliers, more than 140 qualified travel agents from databases of the top-producing tour operators for Caribbean travel have registered for the event, exceeding the initial target of 120. Due to spacing and to keep the intimacy and integrity of the event, additional requests from travel agents to attend are being waitlisted.

“With over 30 countries to choose from and the allure of pristine beaches, intimate accommodations, myriad land and water activities, luxurious spa treatments and unparalleled service, the Caribbean is the ideal destination for travelers looking to celebrate their love,” said Sylma Brown-Bramble, Director, CTO-USA. She added, “During the Trade Show and Educational Forum, public and private sector exhibitors will showcase why the Caribbean region remains the leading warm-weather destination for romantic escapes.”

The CTO recognizes the importance of keeping retailers up-to-date with the region's current offerings due to their significant role in driving business and increasing sales to the Caribbean, and the Trade Show and Educational Forum is one of the many ways to do so.

“Judging by their enthusiasm to register, travel agents look forward to receiving exclusive insight and tools from industry experts which they can use to sell Caribbean vacations to their clients,” said Brown-Bramble. “We encourage suppliers to register for this high demand event to network with travel agents and ultimately, keep their product at the forefront.”

Participation fees for exhibitors are $995 for two representatives and $550 for small hotels (under 50 rooms). Delta Air Lines is the event's exclusive airline sponsor.

For more information or to register to exhibit, visit http://www.caribbeanweek.com/registration/.

Caribbean Week (www.CaribbeanWeek.com) New York (#CWNY17) will come alive in the Big Apple when tourism officials, industry executives, media, Caribbean Diaspora, travel agents, consumers and students come together to participate in a calendar of activities that showcase the best of Caribbean tourism. Taking place June 3-10, 2017 as a celebration of the sights, sounds, color and culture of the Caribbean, the week combines business sessions and consumer-oriented events with Caribbean-inspired food, lively entertainment and networking opportunities.

Caribbean Week New York is supported by: Academy Engraving, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain Saint Lucia, Barbados, Caribbean Airlines, Castles in Paradise Villa Resort - Saint Lucia, Cayman Islands, Cholula Food Company, Cititech Solutions, Delta Air Lines, Dominica, FlightCentre, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Paradise Island Promotion Board, Pleasant Holidays, Questex, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Spice Island Beach Resort, Sugar Beach-A Viceroy Resort, Travel Impressions and Travel + Leisure.

About the Caribbean Tourism Organization

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean's tourism development agency comprising membership of the region's finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO's vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology. In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide.

The CTO's Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: CTObarbados@caribtourism.com;

The CTO's New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: CTOny@caribtourism.com;

The CTO's London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: CTOlondon@caribtourism.com.

For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization, please visit www.OneCaribbean.org. Get the latest updates and connect with CTO via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
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Julie Parrotta
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Tel: (516) 594-4100

Leigh-Mary Hoffmann
LM.Hoffmann@KTCpr.com
Tel: (516) 594-4100

CTO:
Johnson JohnRose
jjohnrose@caribtourism.com
(246) 427-5242

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