The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced that Caribbean Week in New York will return to "The Big Apple" from June 5-8, 2023. The event, which is being held under the auspices of the CTO Foundation, aims to showcase the vibrant Caribbean culture, foster engagement with the media, promote thought leadership, and encourage networking within the tourism industry.
Neil Walters, Acting Secretary General of the CTO, expressed his excitement for the return of the highly anticipated event. "We are thrilled to be able to bring back this important event that highlights the dynamism of the Caribbean and our strong connection to the Northeastern USA, which is one of our primary source markets," said Walters.
Caribbean Week's hiatus over the last few years was due to the pandemic. Travel restrictions implemented globally presented not only resource challenges but also general uncertainty regarding the recovery of travel. As a result, the ability to resume activities in the marketplace was impacted.
However, with the pandemic situation improving and travel restrictions being lifted in many countries, Caribbean Week 2023 is set to showcase a dynamic lineup of events and business meetings, including those involving the CTO Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Council of Ministers and Commissioners.
These discussions will focus on the critical issues that are shaping the direction and growth of Caribbean tourism, providing an opportunity for robust and strategic dialogue. Attendees can also look forward to a Tourism Industry Marketing Conference aimed at exploring trends in destination growth.
A Welcome Cocktail Reception hosted by CTO Allied Members is scheduled during the week. The CTO will also stage a press breakfast, along with the popular Media Marketplace, which will provide a platform for Caribbean countries to engage with trade, consumer, and diaspora media.
Funds raised during Caribbean Week will go towards scholarships and grants for Caribbean students in the region and the diaspora.
Caribbean Week in New York is an opportunity for Caribbean countries to showcase their culture, history, and tourism offerings to a global audience. The event is also a platform for the Caribbean tourism industry to engage with media and industry professionals and promote tourism to the region.
For more information about Caribbean Week in New York, visit the CTO's website.