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Expanded Programme For Caribbean Week Canada In November

Expanded Programme For Caribbean Week Canada In November
Activities in Burlington and London, Ontario added to the 15 to 19 November event.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CTO) -- The region’s tourism development agency has announced an expanded programme for Caribbean Week Canada which runs from 15 to 19 November 2015.

For the first time ever the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), its member countries and partners will take the Caribbean message to travel agents in new markets in Ontario by visiting Burlington and London. Another first will be a church service to launch the week.

Also of interest this year is an industry luncheon where attendees will network with industry executives. Principal Research Associate of the Conference Board of Canada Jennifer Hendry will speak at this event on trends in the industry, with particular reference to the Caribbean.

“We have been working closely with our national tourist offices in Canada in planning for this year’s Caribbean Week and they have been very enthusiastically involved in  developing the programme. Based on their input we have decided to add Burlington and London, Ontario to the schedule and to begin the week with a church service,” said Sylma Brown, head of the CTO’s New York office which oversees the Canadian market.

“In both of these cities Caribbean government representatives and private sector suppliers will update travel agents on the variety of experiences and new developments that are available in their destinations and how these travel agents can drive business to the region,” Ms. Brown said.

The Caribbean Week Canada programme is as follows:        

Church Service and Diaspora Engagement

Sunday 15 November (Toronto) – Time & venue to be determined.

The Week begins with fellowship where Caribbean nationals and friends will be in attendance at a church service. A message from the CTO chairman will be read.

Industry Luncheon

Monday 16 November (Toronto) – 12:30pm  to 2:30pm

Networking with the Industry’s Who’s Who.  Jennifer Hendry, Principal Research Associate of the Conference Board of Canada will speak about trends in the industry with particular reference to the Caribbean.  

Caribbean Diaspora Forum

Monday 16 November (Toronto) – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

City and provincial officials have been invited to present proclamations in recognition of Caribbean Week Canada. 

Caribbean Press Briefing

Tuesday 17 November (Toronto)  - 1:00am to 10:45am

Media in Canada’s most populous city are brought up to date with developments in Caribbean tourism. 

Caribbean Media Marketplace

Tuesday 17 November (Toronto) – 11:00am to 12:30pm

Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism and other tourism representatives will update the media about their destinations.

Caribbean Tourism Awards Luncheon

Journalists and travel agents are recognized for their excellent coverage of the Caribbean.

Exhibition and Travel Agent Educational Programme

Wednesday 18 November (Burlington) and Thursday 19 November (London) – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Caribbean government representatives and private sector suppliers will update travel agents on the variety of experiences and new developments that are available in the destinations and how to make the sale to their clients.

For more information on how to participate in Caribbean Week Canada visit or call the CTO’s New York office at (212) 635-9530.

About The Caribbean Tourism Organization

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.

Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology.

In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide.

The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail:

The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail:;

The CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail:;

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