A new initiative from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
highlights the region as the leading choice for a romance vacation.
The Year of Romance in the Caribbean spotlights the romantic features
of the region, and as its name suggests it goes beyond the traditional
times such as Valentine’s Day.
Guests at Sandals Resorts are greeted with romantic towel sculptures in their guest rooms. Photo Credit: Melanie Reffes
The CTO, in cooperation with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
Association, will assist member countries with ideas, which can be
implemented around the theme to appeal to consumers, agents and tour
More specific themes include vow renewals, first or second marriages,
locations in which to pop the question, milestone anniversaries, gift
registries for romantic vacations and return visits by couples who were
married or honeymooned in the Caribbean.
“We envision airline partners also getting involved with their own
‘love is in the air’ offers and recognizing bridal parties onboard who
are heading to a destination wedding in the Caribbean,” said Hugh Riley,
the CTO’s secretary general.