Publication offers ‘guided’ tour of Caribbean for ICC CWC 2007

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Never been to the Caribbean before; coming for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007; want to know the best restaurants, places to party and what’s happening while you’re in town?

There’s now the perfect companion for fans attending the Event, especially first-time guests from outside the region.

The ICC CWC 2007 Official Visitor’s Guide to the West Indies is now available at bookstores and other retailers throughout the region. It will also be sold by concessionaires as well as itinerant vendors at CWC matches.

A compact, full-color pocket reference of the Caribbean, the book features 140 pages of current information which visitors will find useful as they traverse the nine Host Venues, following the ICC Cricket World Cup. Produced by Jamaica-based companies, Great House Publishing and MAPCO Printers, it showcases a number of elements regarding the countries staging CWC matches, including:

• Overview of the Territories

• ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Match Schedule & related information

• Things to See & Do

• Restaurants & Pubs

• Beaches of the West Indies

• Carnival

• Historic Sites, Museums, etc.

• Entertainment & Nightlife

• Environmental/Wildlife Attractions

• Essential phone directories (taxis, emergency, etc.)

“This is a unique product which has been put together with input from the tourism organizations in the nine Host Venues to present the region’s attractions, services and amenities to the global community. It’s the brainchild of West Indian people – in the West Indies – and it will be an excellent road map for visitors to the Caribbean as they plot how to spend their time outside of Cricket World Cup matches.

“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to the tournament through CWC’s Licensing & Merchandising program and proud to offer fans this high-quality publication,” said Director of Great House Publishing, Michael Grant.

“We’ve been able to condense attractions, calendars, the CWC Match Schedule, restaurants, essential stadium info and critical telephone numbers for every country into the Visitor’s Guide. It’s a comprehensive digest of the countries hosting Cricket World Cup matches.”

Commercial Director, Stephen Price, congratulated Great House Publishing and MAPCO Printers on a sterling job, noting that once again “home-grown Caribbean talent has come to the party and seized the opportunity to be involved in a world-class event”.

The ICC CWC 2007 Official Visitor’s Guide to the West Indies is being distributed in Jamaica by Novelty Trading and MAPCO Printers and in the Eastern Caribbean by Trinidadian style magazine, MACO, and its distribution company, Moving Magazines Caribbean Limited.

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