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Central America Cruise Tourism Stakeholders to Develop Business and Relationships at FCCA Summit


Pembroke Pines, FL (March 13, 2017) – The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the only trade association representing the mutual interests between the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin American, is proud to announce that registration has opened for the FCCA Central America Cruise Summit. Taking place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras from May 10-12, the event offers local stakeholders the opportunity to attract and actualize cruise tourism by joining with cruise executives from FCCA’s 19 Member Lines for a series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities.


“The FCCA Central America Cruise Summit will let attendees meet with and learn from some of the most important decision makers in the cruise industry,” said Adam Goldstein, President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Chairman of the FCCA. “The region contains immense potential, and the FCCA seeks to optimize it by instilling the necessary operational knowledge and forging invaluable business relationships.”

“This event epitomizes one of the FCCA’s main goals—to help destinations maximize their share of cruise tourism,” said Michele Paige, FCCA President. “The event gathers some of the most prominent cruise executives with local stakeholders to establish mutual understanding and business relationships that pave the way for future business.”


The FCCA Central America Cruise Summit will do that through a unique schedule and format that targets representatives from FCCA’s 19 Member Lines who decide where ships call, what products are sold and used onboard, and how to invest in infrastructure.


Attendees from Central American countries and Colombia will access these key decision makers through one-on-one meetings with executives chosen by attendees, which provide a chance to promote products and receive individualized input; social functions that foster networking and relationship building; and workshops to discuss the potential of cruise line calls, what to consider when developing a cruise facility, and how to attract cruise vessels and showcase destinations.


Additionally, the FCCA Central America Cruise Summit will showcase the Central American market’s potential, along with its dedication to improving cruise tourism, to attending executives from sectors including itinerary planning, shore excursions, port and destination development and more.

Plus, Honduras will display its dazzling destination product, with attendees and executives experiencing what passengers see and do in this prominent cruise destination, along with proving its ability to organize and host event tourism.


For more information and registration, visit https://www.regonline.com/CAC2017.


About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
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, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.


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