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Press Release

FCCA Selects PPI Group as Exclusive Media Partner

Pembroke Pines, FL (September 10, 2014) - The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) recently selected PPI Group as the association's exclusive media partner.

Beginning at the upcoming Conference & Trade Show-taking place in St. Maarten from October 6-10, 2014-PPI Group will be on hand at all FCCA events to recap happenings, interview executives and attendees, take photographs and videos, and provide social media updates. PPI Group will then distribute these materials, along with the FCCA's content, through various media outlets.

"We are excited to partner with PPI Group," said Michele Paige, president of the FCCA. "Our media coverage will benefit from their publishing and broadcast operations, which have been recognized and utilized by cruise lines and other global companies, and their cruise industry knowledge and philanthropic efforts align with the FCCA's and FCCA Foundation's missions."

This coverage's impact will begin almost immediately at the Conference, where PPI Group will have full access to the event's 100 cruise line presidents, CEOs and executives; over 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders; and four-day schedule packed with meetings, workshops, networking opportunities and a trade show to join cruise lines' decision makers and cruise tourism representatives to form and strengthen key business relationships.

"We are thrilled to be selected as the FCCA's media partner and are excited for this dynamic alliance to enrich both organizations' involvement and dedication to the cruise industry," said Bill Panoff, president and CEO of PPI Group.

PPI Group is the leading media company in the cruise industry. Bill Panoff has been in the industry for over 25 years, and the company's management team has decades of combined industry experience, ensuring that PPI Group remains at the forefront of the cruise experience and industry trends.

About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association

The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 15 member cruise 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.

About PPI Group

Fort Lauderdale-based PPI Group specializes in custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside programs for the cruise and travel industries. The company's flagship publication, Porthole Cruise Magazine, now in its 18th year, is published bi-monthly and available worldwide via newsstands and subscriptions, Porthole offers cruise- and travel-related features about ships and destinations. PPI Group's publishing division also creates a wide range of in-room custom books and magazines for cruise lines and hotel brands. PPI Group's award-winning video programming showcases onboard revenue centers, port shopping opportunities, and destination highlights via in-cabin video channels. The company's revenue programs include customized promotions and highly trained Port and Shopping Presenters who provide cruise guests with port information, shopping recommendations, and shore excursion opportunities. To learn more, visit Porthole.com and PPIgroup.com.

 

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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