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INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
THEME: TO THE COLLABORATORS GO THE SPOILS

Tuesday June 6, 2017 – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon;  Speakers: TBA
Crystal Ballroom, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 Eight Avenue, NY 10001

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Cost:  $125 Member | $175 Non-member

Innovation and collaboration are the keys to thriving businesses. In times of uncertainly and rapid technological advances, it is important that the tourism industry’s supplier and retail professionals share ideas and work together to unlock the potential for exponential growth.  This session will provide information that highlights the results of greater collaboration between critical segments of the industry, changes the way the industry does business and help national tourist offices with limited budgets realize the advantages of operating in an environment where collaboration is at the heart of how they function.

Registration details: http://www.caribbeanweek.com/registration/

LUNCHEON FOR INDUSTRY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Tuesday June 6, 2017 – 1:00pm-2:00pm

Crystal Ballroom, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel,
481 Eight Avenue, NY 10001

Lunch is included in the registration fee.


TRADE SHOW AND EDUCATIONAL FORUM FOR TRAVEL AGENTS

Tuesday June 6, 2017; 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm;  Theme: Selling the Romantic Caribbean
Grand Ballroom, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel,
481 Eight Avenue, NY 10001

TRAVEL TRADE ONLY

Despite the constant changes in the travel distribution system, the Caribbean Tourism Organization has always recognized that travel agents play an important role in the sale of Caribbean vacations. The NY Times, USA Today and Times Magazine and a recent MMGY global study agree that across the board, both demographic and generational groups have increased their use of travel agents to facilitate their travel bookings. It is in the best interest of the Caribbean travel industry to continue to provide these professionals with the tools and information that will keep the Caribbean top of mind when they discuss vacation options with their clients. This is the industry’s opportunity to present qualified travel agents with relevant information to equip them to match their discerning clients with their best fit for their  perfect wedding, honeymoon or vacation.

SYNOPSIS
Everything you have heard about romance and the Caribbean is true and everything you have heard about the Caribbean being the premier wedding and honeymoon resort destination is most certainly true. However, in a constantly changing environment in which leading marketers and retailers in every category find their biggest challenge is reaching the new consumer and increasing sales, how do we get even more of our perfect customers – engaged couples and newlyweds – to wed or honeymoon in the region?

The answer lies in developing long-term and meaningful relationships with the people who drive business to the Caribbean – wedding planners and travel agents – the experts say. How do we engage you effectively? Welcome to Selling the Romantic Caribbean Trade Show and Educational Forum where suppliers will share their tips and secret, and destination representatives will boast about what is special about their product – all to help you develop effective business strategies to increase sales.

This year’s educational seminar will be sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

THE TRADE SHOW FORMAT:
TABLETOP. A six-foot table and two chairs will be provided. Exhibitors may bring backdrops that do not exceed 8ft. so as not to obstruct neighboring exhibitors. Each tabletop exhibit includes a maximum of two (2) representatives.

COST:  Suppliers: $995.00 Small Hotels only (under 50 rooms): $550.00

Registration details: http://www.caribbeanweek.com/registration

TERMS & CONDITIONS
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CARIBBEAN TOURISM MARKETING CONFERENCE
Theme: Marketing Caribbean Tourism in the New “Ab”Normal

Thursday June 8, 2017; 8:00 am-12 noon

Crystal Ballroom, Wyndham New Yorker,
481 Eight Avenue, New York City 10001

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

CTO Government members: $275
CTO Non-Government (Allied, Affiliate) members: $375
Non CTO Members $575

The Caribbean Marketing Conference remains one of the highlights of Caribbean Week. The Conference which is hosted by the CTO Allied members in conjunction with ATME, presents the latest cutting edge marketing trends to an audience of public and private sector tourism representatives. Delegates are treated to a Continental Breakfast before the Conference.

Registration details: http://www.caribbeanweek.com/registration/

SCHEDULE - Marketing Conference
 
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CARIBBEAN TOURISM INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Honoring Industry Leaders and Top Caribbean Stories”

Grand Ballroom, Wyndham New Yorker
481 Eight Avenue, NY 10001

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Cost: $150

Anytime is a good time for the region to show its appreciation to industry professionals for their contribution to the development of our tourism product, but Caribbean Week takes on special meaning when the awards are presented in the major media and Caribbean tourism market, in the presence of peers and top Caribbean tourism officials and executives.

The Caribbean Tourism Awards Luncheon is the occasion at which the Caribbean Tourism Organization recognizes journalists and photographers who have published captivating and influential stories on the region; the allied members for their continued support of the work of the Organization; and other industry professionals who do excellent work in the spirit of industry legends – the late Marcia Vickery Wallace and Marcella Martinez.

More details on Media Awards.

More details on Allied Awards.

CTO PRESS CONFERENCE

Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

The CTO press conference updates the media on developments and decisions taken by CTO during Caribbean Week.

CARIBBEAN MEDIA MARKETPLACE AND INTERVIEWS

“Getting Up Close and Personal with Top Journalists” 

Thursday, June 8, 2017: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Media Marketplace – Grand Ballroom
Media Interviews – Crystal Ballroom

Where else can suppliers to the Caribbean Tourism Industry have exclusive access to journalists from over 100 media houses, assembled specifically to learn and write about the Caribbean? The Caribbean Media Marketplace attracts journalists from across all media platforms. This event provides CTO member Governments and private sector exhibitors with the opportunity to tell their stories directly to writers from the trade and consumer press. It is an excellent occasion for interviews with both print and electronic media eager to know what’s new and different in the Region and with your product.

The media landscape is rapidly changing and so are the tools that journalists use to cover the region. In this fast paced event, newsworthy information from your most appropriate representative can result in coverage over an extended period of time. Be prepared to see some familiar faces, but understand that there will be several new journalists who wish to tell your stories, as well. This is the place to gain that competitive edge.

We are offering booth and tabletop displays on a strict first-come, first-served basis. We are asking all interested suppliers to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Information and Registration Form (pdf and online) for Media Marketplace and Interviews: http://www.caribbeanweek.com/registration/

MEDIA MARKETPLACE: Doors open to all media including television crew

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom

MEDIA INTERVIEWS:

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Venue: Crystal Ballroom
Time Schedule: TBA

RUM RUMBLE FINAL MIXOLOGIST COMPETITION & RECEPTION FOR MEDIA & EXHIBITORS

Thursday, June 8, 2017:  7:30 pm – 8:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

More details will be posted as they become available.