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Press Release

 

The Cruise Industry Meets In The Cayman Islands

 

Pembroke Pines, FL (October 9, 2006) – The FCCA Caribbean Cruise Conference and Trade Show will be held in the Cayman Islands, October 31-November 3, 2006.  This once-a-year event generally provides business sessions, social functions and a trade show that will again provide a superb forum to cruise industry partners for the exchange of information, sharing of ideas and cultivation of valuable business relationships.

 

FCCA’s main highlights will be:

  • The Business Card Exchangea function where delegates have the opportunity to network with cruise executives on business opportunities, ideas, products, services and much more.

  • The Informal Breakout Sessions(One-on-One meetings) – a pre-set personal meeting with cruise executives – to further enhance the delegate’s relationships with executives by scheduling meetings on a “one-on-one” basis.

  • The Trade Showwhere exhibitors will showcase and demonstrate their new products, services, their latest offerings, learn trends, identify new prospects and meet cruise executives and other cruise industry partners.  

  • FCCA Golf TournamentThis is a fun-filled shotgun style event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to play in a foursome hosted by a cruise executive and contribute to a worthy cause (All proceeds benefit the FCCA Foundation for the Caribbean).

This years Conference will feature a number of round-table discussions led by an impressive roster of industry experts and guests speakers who are specialists in marketing, sourcing, shore excursions and operations.  This year’s workshops will include the following topics:

  • Shore Excursion/Tour Operations - Q &A

  • Port/Destination Experience

  • Purchasing – Q & A

  • Effective Strategies in Competing for Consumer Discretionary Spending

  • Post Hurricane Response – Lessons Learned

 

If you are interested in getting to know more about our industry and take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity, please call us at (954) 441-8881.

 

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The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.

 

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