Bridgetown 24 August, 2017 â€“ More than 60 representatives from ministries of tourism, tourism authorities, ports and private sector entities from 14 Caribbean territories are set to participate in the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention in Hamburg, Germany, September 6-8, 2018.
These destinations will come together under the Caribbean Village banner, an initiative which has seen ports of call in the Caribbean working together to mount a collaborative response to the global competition facing the regionâ€™s cruise sector.
“The Caribbean Village continues to play an important role in our cruise marketing efforts and we have seen the benefits resulting from this joint marketing initiative especially from the European cruise brands. The cruise lines appreciate the joint effort we make to reach them collectively as the Caribbean Village,â€ said Nathan Dundas, General Manager, Brysons Shipping and Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association. â€œMore importantly, what we have recognised is that regional partnership for Caribbean destinations is more critical now than ever, if we are to compete effectively with other global cruising regions.â€