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Trinidad and Tobago moves full steam ahead at CLIA’s Cruise3Sixty

Trinidad and Tobago moves full steam ahead at CLIA’s Cruise3Sixty ( PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad –Travel agents and cruising enthusiasts were given a taste of Trinidad and Tobago at a destination workshop held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Centre in Fort Lauderdale. The workshop was part of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise 3Sixty Conference which took place from April 22-26, 2015.

Over sixty participants were treated to presentations by The Honorable Dr. Anil Ramnanan, Consul General for Trinidad and Tobago in Miami and Ms. Greer Assam, Cruise Market Specialist at the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), who provided listeners with valuable information specific to cruising in Trinidad and Tobago including how to access cruises to the destination and the myriad of on shore activities and tours that were available to cruise passengers.

Dr. Ramananan took participants on a virtual tour of Trinidad and Tobago, highlighting the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago’s beaches, flora and fauna as well as the diversity of the destination’s culture and festivals.

During the workshop attendees were also given an opportunity to win four prizes including a return trip from Miami to Port of Spain, courtesy Caribbean Airlines, which was won by Angela M. Thomas of Wonderful Excursions Travel based in Maryland.

Trinidad and Tobago also participated in the two day trade show, which formed part of the conference and during which visitors to the Trinidad and Tobago booth were provided with valuable destination information and treated to samples of local sweets and organic chocolates.

The Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise association dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. The association is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year and hosts the CLIA Cruise 3Sixty conference annually with the aim of bringing together travel agents, cruise lines, destination management organizations and service providers to facilitate the development of global cruise travel. This was the fourth year that Trinidad and Tobago has participated as an exhibitor at CLIA’s Cruise3Sixty and it is expected that events such as this will serve to increase interest and calls by some of the world’s major lines to both the Port of Spain and Scarborough ports.

For more information on the Cruise industry or Trinidad and Tobago’s participation at the CLIA Cruise 3Sixty conference please contact the TDC’s Cruise Sector Specialist at href=""> or href="">

About Trinidad&Tobago

Trinidad&Tobago is located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean. With its careful approach to tourism, the dual-island nation offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Trinidad, the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean,’ is home to the world famous Carnival and the birthplace of the steel pan, the only new musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. It is also home to one of the world’s top three nesting sites for endangered leatherback turtles and world class fine flavored cocoa. Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean paradise with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World’s Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.

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