CTO Distributes 2019 Destination Calendar of Events

(Martinique Tourism Authority)

Lose yourself in the rhythm of infectious carnivals; give yourself a rush from thrilling regattas; let the spirits move you at any of the delectable cook-outs complete with authentic Caribbean drinks; or simply free yourself during a weekend road trip to party, holiday, and revel in other's company for an entire weekend in a beautiful resort location. That’s what the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is pitching after releasing its 2019 Destination Calendar of Events.

It’s the CTO's most extensive list of events in Caribbean member countries, making it easier for travelers to find their favorite activities—and the destinations to enjoy them—in one place.

Some events to consider include:

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Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.

Reggae Month Celebrations – Jamaica

Lasting all of February, this event, organized by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, includes live weekly concerts, lecture series, a reggae village at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, an awards ceremony and more.

Turtle Watching – Grenada

From April to July, leatherback turtles make their way to Levera Beach on Grenada’s northern coast to lay their eggs. Local groups protect the nesting sites and offer tours to unobtrusively observe the process.

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival – Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is a mix of free and paying concerts that blend Caribbean and international jazz music, with mainstage and fringe events across the island. The event takes place May 5 – 12.

Barbados Food & Rum Festival – Barbados

Barbados, often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, will host its Food and Rum Festival October 17 – 20. The culinary events are designed to stimulate not only the taste buds, but the other senses, as well.

View the full calendar here.

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