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Press Release

Official Hotel Announced for the 21st Annual FCCA Conference & Trade Show

Pembroke Pines, FL (April 28, 2014) –The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is proud to announce its selection of the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa as the official hotel for the 2014 Conference & Trade Show, taking place in St. Maarten from October 6-10.

Nestled in a lush hillside and facing Dawn Beach, the Westin will host the Conference & Trade Show’s events while providing attendees with beautiful views, beach access and numerous amenities to help balance business and pleasure, such as complimentary high speed Internet access, a business center, a fitness center, spa facilities, a casino and more.

“We are proud to partner with St. Maarten’s top hotel,” told Michele Paige, FCCA president. “The Westin’s comfort, convenience and amenities will help attendees have a productive and enjoyable trip, leading to a successful event for all.”

Attendees are urged to reserve rooms as quickly as possible due to the property’s limited availability. Bookings with the event’s special rates are available directly online (http://goo.gl/2LUAWo), telephone(1-800-937-8461, SET#432544 for property 1770) or by contacting Matt Karam (resmgr@westinsxm.com).

The FCCA Conference & Trade Show—the largest cruise conference in theCaribbean—will gather over 1,000 stakeholders from all sectors the cruise tourism industry, along with over 100 FCCA Member Line cruise executives, presidents and CEOs. Attendees will have access to these key decision makers during a four-day series of business sessions and networking opportunities, including one-on-one meetings, workshops and social functions.

To register for and/or learn more about the Conference & Trade Show, please visit https://www.regonline.com/fccastmaarten.


Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issues and builds 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 and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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