Travel agents looking to expand their knowledge of the Caribbean and explore new areas of profitability in booking the region should mark their calendars for the 27th Annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-27) in Aruba.
There, agents can earn valued Aruba Certification Credits (ACE), enjoy discounted airline rates, establish business contacts with key Caribbean decision-makers and participate in special niche market workshops, site inspections and pre- and post-tours.
Also, the proximity of neighbouring Curacao and Bonaire also presents great opportunities to experience the two popular destinations.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) have unveiled a comprehensive travel agent programme, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 17, 2004 with a free ACE Training Programme.
Additionally, special niche market workshops geared specifically for agents will be offered, including Incentive Travel & The Caribbean: A Winning Combination and Selling Vacations to Travellers with Special Needs.
As an added incentive to register for CTC-27, American Airlines is offering 75% off unrestricted coach fares for agents travelling from the U.S. and Canada.