Caribbean Week 2013 kicks off Saturday, June 1st thru June 8th in New York City. This annual event organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is a week long conference including a mix of all things Caribbean from critical business issues in relation to tourism, immigration and country development to celebratory events such as small concerts and benefit auctions, all in an effort to promote the diversity and rich culture originating from Caribbean destinations.

Tourism and Government officials from each CTO member country are scheduled to attend. Member countries include: Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, and many more. This week is the biggest regional tourism activity in the entire state of New York drawing in tens of thousands of people and various media channels that reach audiences in the millions.

The CTO created this event for consumers and business people in mind by providing both consumer-oriented events as well as special meetings for the travel industry and media.

Public Consumer Events:

  • The Gospel Celebration
  • Student Colloquium
  • Caribbean Celebrity Chef Program
  • Caribbean Fashion Show
  • Caribbean Diaspora Forum
  • OneCaribbean Vacation Mart
  • Romance Pavilion
  • Rum and Rhythm Benefit Auction

Caribbean Vacation Experts and Media Events:

  • Trade Show and Educational Seminar for Travel Agents
  • Caribbean Media Marketplace
  • Caribbean Marketing Conference
  • Workshop for NTO’s
  • Networking Breakfast for Ministers and Directions of Tourism and Allied Members
  • Avalon Invest Caribbean Now 2013.

The objectives the CTO has set for the week are to offer exclusive Caribbean vacation specials to consumers, attract positive media attention and awareness for the region, provide opportunities for each country to promote their services, and to engage people of Caribbean descent to learn more about their culture.

For more information about Caribbean Week 2013, visit the event's official website at www.caribbeanweekny.com or if you’re a smartphone user, download the CaribWeek app for your phone via Google Play.

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