Travel Trade

The Caribbean Tourism Organization's UK Travel Trade pages are specifically designed to provide you, the trade professional, with up to date information on the Organization, its membership, activities and events.

Whether you’re a tour operator looking for new products, or a travel agent looking to build on your knowledge to become a Caribbean specialist, you’ll find a wealth of information here.

Travel Agents

Are you a Travel Agent, Home-worker, airline, cruiseline or tour operator reservation sales staff? The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s online training programme – Caribbean Travel Guru www.caribbeantravelguru.com provides a wealth of information that is essential for selling the fantastic Caribbean region. The programme takes you on a tour of the Caribbean and you will learn about the diverse products the region has to offer. Once completed, you will become a Caribbean Travel Guru, equipped with a host of knowledge to help you plan the perfect Caribbean holiday for your clients. There is also the opportunity to win some great prizes, while working through the programme; you have the chance to be rewarded for completing the test, quizzes and making bookings.

More www.caribbeantravelguru.com 

Media Gallery

Here you will find downloadable high resolution images available for the promotion of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s destination members. This photographic library encapsulates the Caribbean’s wonderful history, culture, people, beaches, landscape, romance, adventure and much more.
More (this will link to http://caribbean.fotoseeker.com/ 

Meetings and Incentives

If you're organising a conference, convention or planning incentives for your employees, the Caribbean can’t be beaten as a destination. The region has a desirable reputation of hosting major events that stretches back decades. From high-profile gatherings of heads of state to company functions and group incentives, the Caribbean has all the right elements to make such occasions a success.

Download the Meetings and Incentives Guide http://www.myonlinebrochure.co.uk/caribbean-mice-guide/

UK Chapter

The CTO UK Chapter is a forum where individuals connected with selling and providing travel services in the Caribbean, work together to develop greater awareness of the region and to look at developing profitable commercial opportunities.

All our members are dedicated professionals willing to share their expertise and provide valuable assistance to travellers and travel organisers, making travel plans to the Caribbean.

CTO UK Chapter Members (Here create a subpage that will list all current UK Chapter members with links to their websites).

How to become a member (a subpage can be created that will be linked to this info)

Research and Statistics

The Caribbean Tourism Organization produces valuable statistical information on travel within the Caribbean region. Visit www.onecaribbean.org/statistics/ for the latest arrival figures, annual reports and presentations.

Caribbean Tourism Organization Statistics

Travel Trade Events

 

CARIBBEAN MONTH - SEPTEMBER

Caribbean Month is when travel agents, tourist boards, tour operators, airlines and hoteliers join together to promote the region, to raise awareness and increase business.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and its members are hosting a month long programme of events and activities dedicated to the region, designed to help agents across the UK sell the Caribbean.

Please see below highlighting a range of great special offers, fam trips, competitions, training opportunities and roadshows, for members and agents to work together and create a bigger impact when promoting the region.  Here’s a summary of some of our activities already underway…

 

COMPANY

EVENT DATE

NAME OF EVENT

LOCATION AND VENUE

EVENT TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION (CTO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION (CTO)

1st September

CTO Twitter Chat

www.Twitter.com/_LoveCaribbean

@_LoveCaribbean #ExploreCaribbean

 

14th -15th September

CTO ROADSHOW IN CHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM:
In partnership with Selling Travel (Media Sponsor), British Airways (Prize Sponsor), Virgin Atlantic (Prize Sponsor), Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Cuba Holidays, Elite Island Resorts, Grenada Tourism Authority, Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, LIAT Airlines, My Booking Rewards, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Nevis Tourism Authority, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Sandals Resorts, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Tourism Authority, Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Board and Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board.

Agents and tour operator staff can register at

www.caribbeantravelguru.com/regform.html

CHESTER

Chester Race Course

Chester  CH1 2LY

www.chester-races.co.uk

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

The Banqueting Suite

Birmingham Council House

Victoria Square

Birmingham B1 1BB

www.Birmingham.gov.uk/banquetingsuite

 

 

TRADE

14th  – 16th September

CTO State of the Industry Conference – SOTIC

Hilton Barbados Resort,  Barbados

MEMBERS

17th – 18th September

CTO participating at the Wedding Fair.  The Bahamas Tourist Office and Cara Hotel Marketing will join the CTO Stand.

Excel London

CONSUMER

1st – 30th September

Love Caribbean Special offers Campaign

 

NATIONWIDE

Website, Facebook and Twitter

CONSUMER

1st – 30th September

Online holidays competition sponsored by Bespoke Travel Marketing and the Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Board (Prize include 7 night BB for two people with a free upgrade to a Deluxe Oceanfront room and two complimentary rounds of golf per person at the Onsite Tobago Plantations Golf Course at Magdalena Grand Beach &Golf resort, with BA economy flights; sponsored by Bespoke Marketing and Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Office.)

www.caribbeantravelguru.com

TRADE

28th September

UK Chapter Summer BBQ and Networking Event

Kensington Close hotel, London.    W8 5SP

TRADE

CARA HOTEL MARKETING

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Caribbean Month Webinars with AMResorts

N/A

TRADE

NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND

2nd  – 8th  September

Promotion Board Fam Trip

 

TRADE

 

SAINT LUCIA TOURIST BOARD

6th  September

 

Travel Agents Event

Hilton, Manchester

TRADE

CARA HOTEL MARKETING

 

 

6th  September

 

AMEX Showcase with Travel Impressions (American Express Vacations)

AMEX Offices Brighton

 

TRADE

6th  September

 

Product Training – Trade, Sales Team Activity

with Destinology

Destinology Head Office, Bolton

 

TRADE

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY

7Th September

“Media Vs Travel Trade” Cricket Match Hosted by international cricket legend Sir VIVIAN RICHARDS

 

Contact Antigua@brightergroup.com to book.

 

Richmond Cricket Club

TRADE AND MEDIA

SAINT LUCIA TOURIST BOARD

8th September

Travel Agents Event

London

TRADE

ESSENTIAL DETAIL

 

09th 10th  September

Channel Islands agents events with Carrier

All ED hotels

TRADE

ESSENTIAL DETAIL

 

14th September

 

Essex agents evening event with Caribtours

East Winds Inn hotel,  St Lucia

TRADE

SAINT LUCIA TOURIST BOARD

15th -16th September

Saint Lucia Showcase

Syon Park, London

TRADE

 

CARA HOTEL MARKETING

 

15th  September

Store Event – consumer evening with Travel mood

Dublin, Ireland

 

CONSUMER

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD

17th September

Family Fun Day with D&G Travel

65 High Street

Marlow SL7 1AB

TRADE

ESSENTIAL DETAIL

 

20th September

Agents’ Evening with St Lucia Tourist Board for East Winds.

London

TRADE

SAINT LUCIA TOURIST BOARD

21st   - 27th September

Wedding & Honeymoon Fam.

For more information email clewis@stluciauk.org

TRADE

ESSENTIAL DETAIL

 

22th September

Caribtours brochure launch event in Hampshire. All Essential Details hotels

Hampshire

TRADE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD

23th September

Southampton Boat Show 2016

 

Mayflower Park/Town Quay,

Southampton SO15 1AG

TRADE

JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD

27th September

Luxury event Chester, The Grosvenor

For further information email mail@visitjamaica.uk.com

TRADE

ESSENTIAL DETAIL

 

27th September

Chester Dedicated to Luxury Agents and Operators Jamaica Dinner Event with the Jamaica Tourist Board for Jamaica Inn & Sandy Haven.

Chester

TRADE

LE PETIT MONDE

27th September

Attending Luxury Jamaica Event on behalf of Island Outpost Hotels

Chester

TRADE

 

 

BARBADOS TOURIST MARKETING INC

27th September

Roadshow Barbados: Come, See & Believe

The Grand Brighton Hotel, 97-99 King's Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW

TRADE

28Th September

Roadshow Barbados: Come, See & Believe

Robin Smith Suite, Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, Southampton S030 3XH

TRADE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD

28th  September – 1st  October

Monaco Yacht Show

Port Hercule 30, quai I’Hirondelle

98000 Monaco

TRADE

CARA HOTEL MARKETING

 

29th  September

Gala Dinner / Brochure Launch, Trade

with Caribtours

Chester

TRADE

 

BARBADOS TOURIST MARKETING INC

29th  September

Roadshow Barbados: Come, See & Believe

:Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA

 

TRADE

 

 

 

LE PETIT MONDE

 

Ongoing

Trade Activity and Events

Numerous Tour Operator Training Sessions and Travel Agency Visits

 

 

Throughout the country

TRADE

29th - 30th September

Attending Jamaica Travel Agent Event on behalf of Island Outpost Hotels.

Luton Hoo

TRADE

Ongoing

On-going Social Media activity including sharing of hotel accolades and special offers.

 

TRADE

JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD

30th September

Jamaica Travel Agent Workshop North London

Luton Hoo Hotel.

For further information email mail@visitjamaica.uk.com

TRADE

GRENADA TOURISM AUTHORITY

Throughout the month

Grenada is on the road training

Manchester

TRADE

BELIZE TOURISM BOARD

October 2016

(dates TBC)

Travel Trade Fam trip

 

Contact: Tara.Gandhi@brightergroup.com if you are interested.

TRADE

 

 

 

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

TOURIST AUTHORITY

10th October

Agents Event

London

By appointment only – contact

sam@spongemarketing.com

TRADE

11th October

Tour Operators Day and Agents Event

Chester

By appointment only – contact

sam@spongemarketing.com

TRADE AND MEDIA

12th October

Media Event

London

By appointment only – contact

sam@spongemarketing.com

TRADE

13th October

Tour Operators Day

Hampton Court

By appointment only – contact

sam@spongemarketing.com

TRADE

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