This story is sponsored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and all opinions reflected are my own.
I LOVE my Caribbean heritage. As many times as I have been to Trinidad, this Memorial Day weekend will be my first visiting Tobago. I’m trying my best to discover the variety of Caribbean culture as a whole by visiting other islands. The first of many was vacationing in Puerto Plata earlier this year. During the City Tour, we were able to see the city, visit shops and learn the history of the island and its inhabitants. We also participated a rum tasting at the Brugal Factory.
Caribbean week is coming back to NYC on June 1-7 and is hosting a Rum and Rhythm Benefit & Auction on June 5 at Tribeca 360. The Rum and Rhythm event celebrates all things Caribbean. Hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, it features samples of award-winning rums, tasting Caribbean cuisines, listening to island music, interaction with Caribbean celebrities and participation in a silent auction. This auction benefits the CTO Foundation for Caribbean nationals perusing an education in tourism and hospitality.
This week-long celebration reaches millions of local, national and international audiences. Tourism officials, performers, celebrity chefs, fashion designers, models, and investors highlight the diversity of the Caribbean culture.
- Create a platform to sell Caribbean vacations and increase tourism
- Holding events that display positive media attention for the Caribbean
- Providing an opportunity for all members of the CTO to promote their individual products and services
- Engage with Caribbean immigrants and people of Caribbean descent
About the Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency involving 30 Caribbean governments and private sectors joined with a vision to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm-weather travel destination in the world. It is headquartered in Barbados and has a mission to provide services and information needed to increase tourism, which in return contribute to economic and social benefits of the Caribbean.
The CTO provides assistance to member countries in marketing, human resource development, research and statistics, events planning and management, information technology, advocacy and tourism development.