TRINIDAD GUARDIAN – T&T has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Grenada, St Vincent and St Lucia for implementation within a month of Southern Caribbean Cruise Initiative (SCCI) to collaborate and network with major cruise line executives to promote the respective destinations.
The MOU was signed during the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade show in St Maarten earlier this month where the T&T delegation was headed by Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed.
Hadeed and his counterparts from Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent held high level talks, which were attended by representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Development Company (TDC) and the Port Authority of T&T (PATT) and agreed to launch the SCCI at the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) meeting scheduled for Porto Plata, Santo Domingo in June 2015.
During the conference Hadeed paid a courtesy call to Thadeus Richardson, St Maarten’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication and held meetings with TUI Cruises, the FCCA, idea Inc, Inflot Worldwide Inc and KPMG.
FFCA president Michelle Paige has agreed to support Hadeed in initiatives aimed at development of T&T’s cruise industry in Trinidad and Tobago.The FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show offers the best opportunity for T&T to foster business relations with cruise industry partners and executives to market the destination.