Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, November 23, 2021: The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Fisheries and Marine Affairs, Culture and Heritage, Agriculture, Religious Affairs and Gaming along with the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Carnival Corporation invite the cruise industry of Grand Turk to pre-register for the ‘Restarting TCI’s Cruising’ workshops slated for November 30th to December3rd, 2021. 

These sessions are a part of the Government’s and Carnival’s commitment develop and maintain partnership with local operators. The sessions are designed to meet the needs of operators and also create awareness regarding business opportunities within TCI’s Cruise Industry.

The ultimate goal is increased visitor satisfaction as local involvement and investment in the industry by vendors and service providers is also increased.

Hon. Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism stated that, “The cruise industry plays an essential role in the economy. Grand Turk has seen a significant amount of socio-economic and environmental benefits from the industry.  We have seen the fisherman become dive operators and return to the same during the pandemic.  So, the dynamics of the industry is obvious.  As we prepare for the restart of cruising it is vital that we position our tourism product along with the sphere of the best of the best, and nothing less.  We are grateful of the support of many of the facilitators and partners.”

November 30, 2021    – Opening Ceremony

December 1, 2021       – Partnering with the Cruise Industry

December 2, 2021       - Investment and Business Development

December 3, 2021       - Maritime and the Cruise Industry (vessel owners, captains and crew only)

The workshops will comprise of hospitality and tourism including shore excursion operations, retail and general business development.

Please note when registering only vessel owners, captains and crew are allowed for Day 3. Persons are encouraged to register based on their interest. To register kindly click here All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.


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