Target Cruise Line Decision Makers, Tourism Stakeholders and Travel Agents at the 2016 FCCA Trade Show
Pembroke Pines, FL (August 16, 2016) – The 2016 FCCA Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism trade show in the Caribbean, will offer exhibitors a prime opportunity to target an influential audience of tourism stakeholders, travel agents and cruise line presidents, CEOs and executives who decide where cruise ships call, what sells onboard and how to invest in infrastructure.
“The FCCA Trade Show is the place to be for anyone looking to display a product, company or destination,” said Micky Arison, Chairman, Carnival Corporation and the FCCA. “It puts exhibitors in the middle and on the minds of some of the cruise industry’s most influential players.”
“We have pulled out all the stops to ensure that Trade Show exhibitors will target the impressive audience,” said Michele Paige, President, FCCA. “From improving traffic flow and exposure to adding a travel agent segment, this is poised to be the best and most successful Trade Show yet, for both us and exhibitors.”
Taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from September 26-30, the FCCA Trade Show will join the FCCA Conference and its 1,000 stakeholders from all sectors of the cruise tourism industry, along with over 100 FCCA Member Line representatives who will be on hand and looking to source new and expand existing business, and 200 travel agents from the newly added CLIA Travel Agent Destination Summit.
The Trade Show will drive traffic for both Conference delegates and cruise executives through features like designated viewings for cruise executives and a VIP reception area, and it will host networking functions and special events like the FCCA Table Tennis Challenge hosted by Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.
Plus, its front-and-center location will capture the attention of the prominent audience, with delegates and cruise executives entering and traveling through to access their one-on-one meetings, workshops, business sessions and registration.
Considering these benefits, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of Trade Show booths have already sold, with the rest of the inventory flying off the shelves.
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.