Left to Right: Cheryl Andrews, Nick Jaramillo (president, TIA & director of operators, Travel Executives International Vacations), Jill Jones, Tracy Bell, Gil Perez-Llaudy (treasurer, TIA & specialist, Cruises inc.), Luisa Yu (secretary, TIA & VP Westchester Travel Inc.)
The Tourism Development Company (TDC), a Trinidad and Tobago tourism development organization, just hosted an educational presentation and dinner for nearly 75 members of the Travel Industry Association of Florida on April 14.
The evening was coordinated by TDC’s marketing and sales partner in the United States, The Travel Marketing Network (TTMN).
Guests were invited to learn more about the twin island nation and discuss selling points for their clients, as well as meet with the guest of honor, Trinidad & Tobago Consul General Dr. Anil Ramnanan.
A welcome reception included a chance to meet partners from Caribbean Airlines and Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago. An authentic Trini dinner was accompanied by soca music, and the event concluded with prize giveaways that included a guaranteed spot on a “culinary and culture” fam trip, and two tickets on Caribbean Airlines from South Florida to Tobago, with a 3-night stay at Magdalena Grand.
TDC’s U.S. public relations agency, Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications, (CAMC) partnered with local reporters from Recommend, Caribbean Today, Caribbean Journal and Uncommon Caribbean to cover the event.