GEORGE TOWN -- Gogo Worldwide Vacations of Ramsey, N.J., was cited
as wholesaler of the year at Marketplace '98, sponsored by the
Cayman Islands Hotel & Condominium Association (CIHCA).
MLT Vacations of Minnetonka, Minn., was named charter operator
of the year for the second consecutive year.
British Airways Holidays received the award as the European
wholesaler of the year.
Thomas Jefferson, minister for tourism, commerce and transport,
and CIHCA president Willy Giger, general manager of Morritt's
Tortuga Club & Resort, presented the awards at the 13th annual
According to Randy Pringle, Marketplace chairman and general
manager of Treasure Island Resort, this year's event drew
representatives from 50 wholesale tour companies.
"Marketplace is one of our most important annual tourism
marketing events," Pringle said. "Wholesalers are exposed to new
developments in our overall tourism product."
The Cayman Islands faces stiffer competition each year in the
global marketplace, according to Pringle.
During the three-day program, wholesalers met with Gilbert
McLean, newly appointed executive director of CIHCA, and tourism
representives to discuss winter packages and marketing
McLean is a former permanent secretary in the ministry of
tourism and a member of the Legislative Assembly.
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