Caribbean Tourism Development Co. (CTDC), a joint marketing and
business development unit owned equally by the Caribbean Hotel
Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization, will host the
inaugural Caribbean Tourism Summit, set for June 21 to 25 at the
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in
The event has been
created by leaders of Caribbean governments, hotels and tourism
officials and will feature a high-level conference focusing on
investments and marketing, an awards dinner, a gala ball and an
exhibit, the CTDC said.
The event will
coincide with Caribbean American Heritage Month and will include
events for the Caribbean diaspora, or extended Caribbean
This event will
replace Caribbean Week in New York, an event held in New York for
the past several years that featured a trade show, a media
marketplace and consumer-oriented events.
More than 1,000
leaders from 32 Caribbean countries are expected to attend the
inaugural tourism summit, along with U.S. government officials and
members of the tourism and investment communities.
For details and a
calendar of events, visit www.caribbeantravel.com.
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