USVI Department of Tourism Participates in 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show in Mexico

The Department of Tourism participated in the 22nd Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5 to 8, 2015.

For many cruise executives, destinations, suppliers and tour operators, the annual FCCA Conference and Trade Show is the premier industry event at which key industry players analyze trends and discuss current issues. Nearly 1,000 cruise industry partners, including approximately 100 cruise executives, attend each year.

For 2015, the Department of Tourism invited destination marketing partners – hotels, venues, attractions, restaurants and tour operators – to join its delegation at the conference to showcase the variety of offerings in the USVI.

Partners included Diageo, Juan Luis Hospital and St. Croix Safari Tours. Each partner received an opportunity to promote its company in shared exhibit space and one full delegate registration, which included access to workshops, networking events and one-on-one meetings with cruise line executives as arranged by the FCCA on a first-come, first-served basis.

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