Antigua Participates in Caribbean Week in New York

Caribbean Week in New YorkAntigua St. John's - Antigua and Barbuda is among 32 member countries participating in Caribbean Week in New York.

Organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), this annual week of activities held June 1 – 7, highlights the sights, sounds, flavors and attractions of the Caribbean region.
Antigua and Barbuda participated in several promotional activities that brought together decision makers in the Caribbean’s tourism, travel and investment fields. The week of events included a number of business meetings and networking opportunities as well as a range of experiential events that spotlight the Caribbean and appeal to consumers, media and the travel trade.
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism team created a strong presence at the conference showcasing all that the destination has to offer. The destination was also strongly positioned at a number of high level media events.

At the Caribbean Media Marketplace and the Caribbean Marketing Conference and Awards Luncheon, journalists were updated on the progress of the imminent opening of the new terminal at V.C. Bird International Airport. They were also updated on current marketing initiatives and new hotel developments on the horizon. The Tourism team utilized these key opportunities to increase destination awareness and present business opportunities to travel industry representatives and potential investors in the tri-state area, the largest source market and most accessible US gateway to Antigua and Barbuda.
The team also participated in the Caribbean Diaspora Forum, an Educational Seminar for Travel Agents, Caribbean Media Marketplace. The week ended with Rum & Rhythms, a diverse culinary experience that featured some of the top Caribbean Chefs.
Thousands of residents from the New York tri-state area, including scores of Antiguan and Barbudan nationals, stopped by the destination booth to learn more about attractions and accommodations that the destination has to offer and to take advantage of special promotional offers.
US Director of Tourism, Derede Samuel-Whitlock dubbed the week a rousing success. “We had a very successful week engaging, media consumers and the trade on product developments and the range of offerings that the destination has to offer. Each year we use Caribbean Week as a platform to create a strong presence in our largest source market. In partnership with our stakeholders, our goal is to showcase Antigua and Barbuda as one of the most diverse offerings in the Caribbean.”

Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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RE: Antigua Participates in Caribbean Week in New York

#1 carvaa » 2014-06-07 05:00

I think this could have been more attractive and a bigger eye opener if Ms Samuel Whitlock had invited a few of those celebrity she find to bring to Antigua every year for independence and give award to. Can you picture what's her name, she act as Jefferson daughter siting at our booth? Instant sell off. A mean they all promise to be ambassadors for Wadadli, so an event like this held in their back yard NYC would've been the ideal occasion to let the world know you have Antiguan blood and with that body we might have just captured a few investors.


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