St. Kitts Selected as Honeymoon Destination for Caribbean Week

NEW YORK – Reinforcing the island’s emerging reputation as a top destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons, St. Kitts has been selected as the honeymoon site for the wedding couple who will be married at the Caribbean Fair at Grand Central Station on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The public wedding is one of several activities being held as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week in New York, June 4 to 9.

“St. Kitts is extremely pleased to have been chosen as the honeymoon location for this year’s lucky wedding couple,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “Destination weddings and honeymoons is a niche market that we have been targeting through our various marketing and sales efforts because it is one that we feel is a natural fit with our destination product attributes. We are grateful that our market outreach is having an increased awareness for St. Kitts as a competitive option within this key market segment, and we expect that this New York City event will help us gain further visibility.”

St. Kitts is donating a honeymoon to the lucky couple, Mr. John Gordon Andre Millard and Ms. Tricialouise Gurley, in celebration of their nuptials that will be part of the Caribbean Week in New York activities for 2012. As a result of the island’s partnering with American Airlines, the couple will receive two business class tickets to St. Kitts in addition to a four-night stay at the St. Kitts Marriott, provided courtesy of the resort. The St. Kitts Marriott is also providing complimentary spa treatments at the Emerald Mist Spa to the couple.

In addition, St. Kitts will bestow the cake that the couple will cut and host them for their cake-cutting ceremony, which will immediately follow their 2:00 p.m. vow exchange. St. Kitts has provided the cake for the Caribbean Week wedding for the past several years in a row, but this is only the second time the island has been selected as the honeymoon destination for the newlyweds. Rum will be provided courtesy of St. Kitts’ own award-winning Brinley Gold Rum.

As a result of this promotion, St. Kitts will be publicized as a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination to a key geographic market, reaching hundreds of people who are expected to attend the Caribbean Fair and wedding, thereby also supporting American Airlines’ non-stop flight from JFK to St. Kitts.

Most recently, the destination ranked #3 on a list of the 10 Best Islands in the World by US News & World Report following its ranking as #1 on the publication’s list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations in summer 2011. On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC. It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today. Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

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