(St. George’s, Grenada) 5th October, 2015 – A ten (10) member delegation led by Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, Honourable Yolande Bain-Horsford attends the 22nd Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show from the 5th to the 9th October in Mexico. The team will negotiate and network with senior cruise executives to gain sustainable cruise business for Grenada.
“Our presence at the FCCA conference & trade show every year is crucial to Grenada’s cruise sector. It is important for us to continuously promote Grenada’s unique attributes and new product offerings to the key players in the industry. We will be reviewing customer feedback and discussing potential opportunities for cruise consumer and trade marketing,” said Mrs. Nikoyan Roberts, Nautical Development Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA).
The delegation, which includes officials from the GTA, the Grenada Ports Authority, George F. Huggins Company Limited, and Tropical Charm Tours will conduct business meetings with cruise companies including MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Norwegian Cruise Line.
The Grenada team is focused on increasing winter and summer cruise calls for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2014, there were one hundred and fifty six (156) cruise calls which generated over twenty-six (26) million dollars in revenue; it is projected that there will be fifty-three (53) more cruise calls in 2015.
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Grenada Tourism Authority
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