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Caribbean Week in New York off to a strong start

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Acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Neil Walters presided over today’s Executive Committee meeting.

The long-awaited 2023 Caribbean Week in New York, the first in three years, commenced in midtown Manhattan today. 

Kicking off with the CTO Executive Committee meeting this afternoon, the week’s itinerary features an exciting array of events. Highlights include the tourism marketing conference on Wednesday and Thursday’s Media Marketplace, where esteemed tourism executives will engage with international media, showcasing the captivating charm and remarkable resurgence of the Caribbean.

Sponsors of Caribbean Week in New York include ADARA, a RateGain company; Airbnb; Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation; Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; interCaribbean Airways; Internova Travel Group; Jamaica Tourist Board; MunaLuchi Bridal; Tobago Tourism Agency Limited; and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.

Event partners for 2023 include the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, MMGY, Strategic Partnership Advisors, Susan Black Associates LLC, and Trove Tourism Development Advisors.

Funds raised during Caribbean Week will go towards scholarships and grants for Caribbean students in the region and the diaspora.

Here are some photo highlights of the Executive Committee meeting:

Latia Duncombe, Director General of Tourism, Investments & Aviation for The Bahamas contributed to the meeting’s discussions.

Gaetan Paderna, Director General of the Martinique Tourism Authority, and Monique Macaire, US Manager Marketing, Administration, Cruise & Water Sports, participated in the productive session.

Nicola Madden-Greig, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (right), and Marie McKenzie, Senior Vice President – Government and Destination Affairs of Carnival Corporation

Adam Ceserano, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), and FCCA CEO Michele Paige at today’s meeting

Tourism executive Racquel Brown is in Manhattan for Caribbean Week in New York meetings.

CTO’s Executive Committee met for several hours to discuss the business of Caribbean tourism.

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