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FCCA Cruise Conference & Tradeshow

September 30 - October 4, 2013

Cartagena, Colombia


For many cruise executives, destinations, suppliers and tour operators, the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the premier industry event of the year to meet with key industry players, analyze trends and discuss current issues. It is because of the unique forum provided by the Conference that nearly 1,200 cruise industry partners, including approximately 100 cruise executives, attend each year.



  • Increase your cruise industry contact base. Dozens of cruise executives from the
    operations, purchasing, marketing and shore excursions areas will be in attendance and
    committed to working with you.

  • Gain insight on what cruise lines look for in shore excursions, products, services and
    ports of call, etc.

  • Establish a clear vision that will map the road to success in your cruise industry business.

  • Save time, effort and money – this is the only event where the top decision makers from
    the 15 FCCA Member Cruise Lines come together for four entire days.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and develop valuable relationships with some of the cruise industry’s top executives.


Online Registration


Transportation Information


Choosing to fly with Avianca or Taca to the 20th annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, will allow you to enjoy premium services on land and on board. Access discounts from 15% to 20% for flights within Colombia and discounts from 10% to 20% on international flights. These discounts are only available on applicable fares on flights operated by Avianca or Taca.

To reserve and purchase your ticket, contact Avianca or Taca directly by calling their local call center, or by e-mail mice@avianca.com, or visit www.avianca.com or www.taca.com. To be eligible for our discounts, please provide at the time of booking the assigned code for this conference (GN115) and
present or email your registration as per the sales agent instructions.


*Discounts are not applicable on promotional, internet or private fares.


Conference Venue

Cartagena de Indias Convention Center

Hotel Information

We are pleased to offer you the following special travel rates. In order to ensure that you are able to stay in the hotel of your choice at the lowest rate available and travel on the most convenient flight available, we strongly recommend that you make all travel arrangements as early as possible.


Please contact Aviatur and Gema Tours listed below directly with any questions you may have regarding your stay and to make your reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as an FCCA Conference participant to guarantee rate.

Hilton Cartagena Hotel

Rates start at $254.00 per room per day
Breakfast: Included
WiFi: Available for purchase


Hotel Caribe Cartagena
Rates start at $150.00 per room per day
Breakfast: Included
WiFi: Included

Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa
Rates start at $329.00 per room per day
Breakfast: Included
WiFi: Included

* 16% tax is included for non-residents of Colombia
* Hotel Contribution Fee of $ 4.00 per day will apply


When making reservations at one of the conference hotels, attendees must contact the following companies for bookings and airport transfers:

Aviatur and Gema Tours

Mrs. Gina Serrano or Mrs. Cindi Castañeda

Email: fccacartagena@aviaturgematours.com
Direct Line: (011) (57) 5- 6655322
Phone: (011) (57) – 6554800 Extensions 60338 and  50217
Cells: 011–57-315 2354484 (Gina Serrano)  or  011-57-317 6486348 (Cindi Castañeda)



Transportation - Complimentary transportation to and from the airport and all Conference events will be provided to all registered attendees staying at official FCCA Conference Hotels.


Meals – Please note that complimentary breakfast will be available to registered conference attendees at your hotel only. Lunch and Dinner is provided to attendees during the conference as outlined in the agenda.


Identification Badges – Please be sure you are wearing your conference identification badge at all times as you will be denied access to any and all events, meetings and workshops without your badge. Note: Exhibitors and Guests do not have access to any business functions, workshops or meetings. 


Dress Code - The dress code for the conference is business casual for business sessions and Opening Ceremony. Elegantly or smart casual for evening functions.

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