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

FT. LAUDERDALE – Travel agents and cruising enthusiasts were given a taste of Trinidad and Tobago at a destination workshop held on Friday, April 24th, 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, 22nd to 26th2015.

Over sixty participants were treated to presentations by The Honourable 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.


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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 organisations 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.

CLIA's cruise3sixty at Port Everglades, FL; many agents have scheduled ship inspections. // Photo by Port Everglades
CLIA’s cruise3sixty at Port Everglades, FL; many agents have scheduled ship inspections. Photo by Port Everglades

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