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Save the Date: Caribbean Week New York

Caribbean flair, pulsating energy and colorful sounds will captivate The Big Apple during Caribbean Week New York, taking place 1-8 June 2019. In celebration of the region’s distinct characteristics, diverse backgrounds and standout cultural traditions, the week’s electrifying activities will reflect the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) theme for 2019, the “Year of Festivals.”

Organized by CTO-USA, Inc., the Caribbean Week New York program takes place throughout New York City, with key business meetings held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. The week is designed to raise awareness of the Caribbean’s diverse tourism industry and further enhance the Caribbean region’s cultural tapestry. The event combines exciting consumer-oriented and informative business sessions with Caribbean-inspired cuisine, lively entertainment, authentic cultural experiences, and networking opportunities.

Culinary delights from the region are at the forefront of Caribbean Week, with authentic Caribbean cooking demonstrations prepared by the region’s celebrity chefs at department stores around New York City, including the annual Rum & Rhythm Benefit.

The Caribbean Students Colloquium serves as a catalyst for creativity while bringing together students enrolled in tourism and hospitality programs that have a devotion to the Caribbean and are eager to make a contribution to its sustainable development. The event challenges students to present well-researched, practical and financially viable sustainable tourism projects.

Caribbean Week highlights include the Caribbean Students Colloquium, which challenges students to present well-researched and financially viable sustainable tourism projects; Media Marketplace, which offers member destinations the opportunity to promote their latest news and connect with leading travel writers, top-tier news and features editors and key photojournalists from the New York area; and The Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards program, which honors individuals across the industry who have published captivating and influential stories that effectively communicates the allure of the Caribbean.

Participants in Caribbean Week include creative artistes, dynamic performers, celebrity chefs, the Caribbean Diaspora community, important investors, Caribbean ministers and directors of tourism, government officials, tourism stakeholders and the media.

For more information on attending any of the Caribbean Week events, contact the Caribbean Tourism Organization at 212-635-9530 or visit www.caribbeanweek.com.


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