Travel Trade

The Caribbean Tourism Organization's UK Travel Trade pages are specifically designed to provide you, the trade professional, with up to date information on the Organization, its membership, activities and events.

Whether you’re a tour operator looking for new products, or a travel agent looking to build on your knowledge to become a Caribbean specialist, you’ll find a wealth of information here.

Travel Agents

Are you a Travel Agent, Home-worker, airline, cruiseline or tour operator reservation sales staff? The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s online training programme – Caribbean Travel Guru www.caribbeantravelguru.com provides a wealth of information that is essential for selling the fantastic Caribbean region. The programme takes you on a tour of the Caribbean and you will learn about the diverse products the region has to offer. Once completed, you will become a Caribbean Travel Guru, equipped with a host of knowledge to help you plan the perfect Caribbean holiday for your clients. There is also the opportunity to win some great prizes, while working through the programme; you have the chance to be rewarded for completing the test, quizzes and making bookings.

More www.caribbeantravelguru.com 

Media Gallery

Here you will find downloadable high resolution images available for the promotion of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s destination members. This photographic library encapsulates the Caribbean’s wonderful history, culture, people, beaches, landscape, romance, adventure and much more. Go to http://caribbean.co.uk/explore-the-caribbean/gallery/

 

Meetings and Incentives

If you're organising a conference, convention or planning incentives for your employees, the Caribbean can’t be beaten as a destination. The region has a desirable reputation of hosting major events that stretches back decades. From high-profile gatherings of heads of state to company functions and group incentives, the Caribbean has all the right elements to make such occasions a success.

Download the Meetings and Incentives Guide http://www.myonlinebrochure.co.uk/caribbean-mice-guide/

UK Chapter

The CTO UK Chapter is a forum where individuals connected with selling and providing travel services in the Caribbean, work together to develop greater awareness of the region and to look at developing profitable commercial opportunities.

All our members are dedicated professionals willing to share their expertise and provide valuable assistance to travellers and travel organisers, making travel plans to the Caribbean.

For more information email [email protected]

Research and Statistics

The Caribbean Tourism Organization produces valuable statistical information on travel within the Caribbean region.

CTO is the Caribbean’s premier tourism research and development agency.  Our Research and Information Technology Department has been conducting research across the region for the past 41 years. We have amassed considerable expertise in the compilation of reliable tourism statistics, market research and tourism information management.

Visit www.onecaribbean.org/statistics/ for the latest arrival figures, quarterly and annual reports .

CTO Publications

 

Travel Trade Events

CARIBBEAN MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017

 

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and its members are hosting a month long programme of events and activities in September dedicated to the region and designed to help agents across the UK sell the Caribbean.

Please see table below highlighting a range of great incentives, fam trips, competitions, training opportunities and roadshows, for members and agents to work together and create a bigger impact when promoting the region.  Here’s a summary of some of activities already underway… or DOWNLOAD THE CALENDAR

 

Company

Events/Activity

Dates

Venue & Location

Activity type

 

 

 

 

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

Online Competition

For a chance to win a 7-night all- inclusive stay for two people at St James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

1-30 September

Online

www.caribbean.co.uk

Consumer

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

Caribbean Travel Guru Incentive

 

 

 

1-30 September

 

Caribbean Travel Guru www.caribbeantravelguru.com

 

Consumer

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

Love Caribbean Special Offers Campaign

 

 

1-30 September

 

Online - Promoted on the website, social media, CTO customer database

 

Consumer

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 free nights to give away to travel agents who make bookings to Elite Island Resorts hotel.

For Further information email  [email protected]

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 EIR to plant 50 coconut trees – name your tree!

1-30 September

 

UK

 

 Trade/Consumer

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 Colour Me Calm to give away.

For Further information email [email protected]

 1-30 September

 UK 

 

Trade

 

 Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

 50 Ultra Sun suncream to give away.

For further information email [email protected]

 

 1-30 September

 

UK 

 

 

 Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

50 random travel agent visits.

 

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

 

Trade

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

Claim your £50 marketing Voucher – win £1000!

For further information email: [email protected]

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

WIN 50 days in an

Elite branded car!

For further information email: [email protected]

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

WIN 50 days in the Elite Mercedes!

For further information email: [email protected]

  

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 Elite Island Resorts pull up banners to give away.

For further information email: [email protected]

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 Golden Envelopes - One contains a prize!

For further information email: [email protected]

 

1-30 September

 

 

UK 

Trade

 

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 crazy pictures with consumers with the Elite Pink Pantha Jeep.

For Further information email [email protected]

 

 

1-30 September

 

 UK

 

 

 

Consumer


 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 

50 selfies competition –

first 50 selfies sent in by travel agents would be entered to win a prize!

For further information email: [email protected]

 

1-30 September

 

UK 

 

Trade

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

Elite experts to be crowned.

For further information email: [email protected]

 

1-30 September

UK 

Trade

 

Elite Island Resorts

 

 

 50 Elite Goody Bags to give away!

1-30 September

 

UK

 

 

 

Trade

 

Escape Marketing

 

 

Agents competition to win free stays

  • Book an Escape Marketing property in September for a chance to win free stays!
  • Book Bougainvillea Beach Resort or Sugar Bay Barbados and win 6 night stay (3 nights at each)
  • Book Butterfly Beach Hotel and win 7 night stay
  • Book Travellers Palm or Halcyon Palm to win a 7 night stay

For more information email [email protected]

 

1-30 September

UK

 Trade



 

Blue Waters - Resort & Spa Antigua

 

 

Launching of a ‘win a wedding’ competition on Social Media for the chance to win a 3 night All Inclusive stay for 2 plus a full wedding package with lots of inclusions

 

 

1-30 September

 

Social Media

 

Consumer

 

Bahamas Tourist Office

Giving Away National Geographic Traveller Festival tickets worth £150 on social media.

 

September

 

Social Media

 

Consumer

Belize Tourism Board

 

 

Extra digital and Social Media advertising campaign

1-30 September

Online

Trade

Belize Tourism Board

 

 

OTA campaign with Odigeo

September

Online

Trade

Belize Tourism  Board

Tour operator Co-op support.

Trade are welcome to submit marketing campaigns to the Belize Tourism Board for up to 50% financial support. Subject to approval of specific campaigns

September

 

Trade

 

Grenada Tourism Authority

 

 

My Booking Rewards Campaign to win Grenadian goodies

 

1-30 September

 

Online

 

Trade

Caribbean Tourism Organization

Participating at Barrhead Travel Worldwide Holiday Exhibition

2 September

Glasgow, Scotland

Consumer

 

AM resorts

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

 

4 September

 

Spinningfields Square, Manchester

 

Trade

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

Sports Tour Operator Fam Trip

 

3-8 September

 

 

 

Trade

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

 

Attending the Travel Bulletin Awards

 

4 September

 

London

 

Trade

AM resorts

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

6 September

The Podium, Cabot Circus, Bristol

Trade

 

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

 

 

 

Attending the Gordon Greenidge Gala Evening.

 

 

7 September

 

 

London

 

 

Trade

AM resorts

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

7 September

Westquay Esplanade, (near Wahaca), Southampton

Trade

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

 

 

Wedding & Romance Fam Trip

 

10-16 September

 

 

 

 

Trade

 

AM resorts

 

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

 

12 September

 

Ship Street, (off North Street), Brighton

 

Trade



 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

 

Manchester Roadshow

CTO roadshow partners include: Selling Travel (Media Sponsor), British Airways (Prize Sponsor), Ocean Terrace Inn (Prize Sponsor), Bahamas Tourist Office, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism, Cuba Holidays, Discover Dominica Authority, Grenada Board of Tourism, My Booking Rewards, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Rex Resorts, Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Tobago Division of Tourism and Turks and Caicos Tourist Board.

 

13 September

 

The Castlefield Rooms, Manchester

 

Trade

 

Antigua & Barbuda

 

 

Training Event

 

13 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

 

 

 

Peterborough Roadshow

CTO roadshow partners include: Selling Travel (Media Sponsor), British Airways (Prize Sponsor), Ocean Terrace Inn (Prize Sponsor), Bahamas Tourist Office, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism, Cuba Holidays, Grenada Board of Tourism, My Booking Rewards, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, Rex Resorts, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Tobago Division of Tourism and Turks and Caicos Tourist Board.

 

14 September

 

The Bull Hotel, Peterborough

 

Trade

 

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

 

Attending the Caribtours Gala Dinner

 

14 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

Travel weekly

 

 

 

Caribbean Special Themed issue

 

14 September

 

Travel Weekly Magazine

 

 

Trade

 

Jamaica Tourist Board

 

 

Attending the Travel Weekly Northern Ball

 

14 September

 

Manchester

 

Trade

 

AM resorts

 

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

 

14 September

 

The Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmonds

 

Trade

 

Bahamas Tourist Office

 

Southampton Boat Show

 

15-17 September

 

Mayflower Park, Southampton

 

Consumer

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission

Southampton Boat Show

15 - 17 September

Mayflower Park, Southampton

 

Consumer

 

AM resorts

 

 

Summer Vibes Tour

 

16 September

 

Westfield White City, W12 7GA (near Debenhams) London

 

Trade

 

Bahamas Tourist Office

 

National Geographic Traveller Festival

 

17 September

 

The Brewery, London EC1

 

 

Consumer

 

 

 

Saint Lucia Tourist Board

 

MICE Event

 

19 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

UK Chapter Networking Event

 

20 September

 

Holiday Inn Hotel, Kensington High Street London

 

Trade

 

 

Saint Lucia Tourist Board

 

Saint Lucia Showcase

 

21- 22 September

 

De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading

 

Trade

 

Grenada Tourism Authority

 

 

Participating the National Wedding Show Olympia

 

23-24 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

 

Participating at ANTOR, Meet the Media Event

 

25 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

Jamaica Tourist Board

 

Jamaica Luxury Dinner for

top luxury sellers

 

26 September

 

London

 

Trade

 

 

 

Travel Weekly

 

 

 

Travel Weekly Roadshow

 

26September

 

Bristol

 

Trade

 

Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

CTO Twitter Chat

 

 

27 September

 

Online- Twitter

 

Consumer

 

Travel Weekly

 

Travel Weekly Roadshow

 

27 September

 

Clapham Junction

 

 

 

Trade

 

Travel Weekly

 

Travel Weekly Roadshow

 

28 September

 

De Cuba Norwich

 

 

 

Trade

 

 

Jamaica Tourist Board

 

 

Jamaica Travel Market 2017Destination update and training session

 

 

28-29 September

 

 

Luton Hoo, Golf and Spa Hotel

 

 

Trade

 

 

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

West Indies v. England ODI Hospitality Event.

 

29 September

 

Southampton

 

Trade & Media

 

 

 

 

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