The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) brought the Caribbean to Philadelphia at the recent Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News Travel Show held at the Valley Forge Convention Center. CTO and CHA participated in this show as part of its first "Caribbean Weekend" in Philadelphia. The Travel Show featured 22 Caribbean exhibitors in a lively Caribbean Village, travel professionals selling Caribbean vacations and entertainment. Upcoming "Caribbean Weekends" for 2007 include Chicago (Jan. 26–28, 2007), Washington, D.C. (Mar. 2–4, 2007), and Atlanta (TBD) as well as the annual "Caribbean Week" in New York, which is scheduled for June 9–16, 2007.
by Dan Butcher