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Caribbean tourism officials to host New York Travel Writers Association luncheon

The Caribbean will receive some prominence next month when regional tourism leaders meet some of the United States’ leading travel writers in New York.The New York Travel Writers Association (NTWA), a prestigious grouping limited to
“pure, full time travel writers” in New York, has consented to allow the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), in collaboration with the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA), a rare opportunity to host their luncheon on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005.

During the gathering, Karen Ford-Warner, CTO’s acting secretary general, and Berthia Parle, president of CHA, will update the travel writers on developments in the Caribbean tourism industry, including how the region is doing and booking trends for 2005.

“This is a great opportunity for the Caribbean to forge relationships with some of the best travel writers in one of our most important tourism markets and to continue to promote the region as a most attractive destination,” Ms. Ford-Warner said.

“Such opportunities are rare since this prestigious organization does not normally consent to being hosted.”

Also down to attend the February 8th luncheon is the recently knighted Sir Royston Hopkin, the first Caribbean hotelier to receive such an honour from the British Monarch.Ê Ê