Providenciales, 15 May 2015 – Tourism and Business leaders from the World’s Best Island Destination will file out on Sunday for a one week trek through the United States. Some countries call it a fam trip, but with business, investment and tourism to be pitched to potential interests, the Turks and Caicos is labeling the stride as the Premier’s North American Tourism, Investment & Commerce Sales Blitz. Beginning in Atlanta, moving on to Dallas and Houston with a stop into Chicago, New York and Boston the team representing the Office of the Premier, the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourist Board, TCHTA and Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA) will be led by Hon Porsha Smith, Minister of Tourism.
Through luncheons and evening meetings the group will meet with as many as 600 executives to promote the islands at venues including the City Club of Buckhead, rooftop at the Knickerbocker and the Crescent Club. The Office of the Premier says the benefit of the strategic meetings with these six cities in the five days is a maneuver for short and long term growth. “The overall benefits of the Sales Blitz to the Turks and Caicos Islands are expected to be increases in tourist arrivals, the broadening of opportunities for investment and building on the strategic direction for bringing sustainable year-round stimuli to the economy, particularly to the hospitality sector and especially to the small and medium sized businesses locally.” You can follow me on Twitter @DeeCaribbean, we will have your regular highlights.