FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (July 1st, 2022) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, in collaboration with American Airlines, hosted five top producing North American travel advisors and two senior representatives from American Airlines to the
destination this week: 27 – 30 June, 2022.
Participants were treated to a welcome dinner hosted by Minister of Tourism, Hon Josephine Connolly at Parallel 23, The Palms Resort on Provenciales. The Honourable Minister thanked the travel professionals for taking time from their busy schedules to take part in the familiarisation trip. “This up-close view of Turks and Caicos as a destination allows for an authentic connection between salesperson and product”, said Hon. Connolly. “The ability to speak to clients about a personal and first-hand travel experience can make a world of difference when it comes to choosing a vacation destination. Our team and all stakeholders have worked hard to ensure that Turks and
Caicos leave a lasting mark on your minds.”
The Tourist Board curated a robust schedule of activities. The group was hosted by The Palms Resort, The Shore Club and Wymara Resort & Villas. In addition to experiencing first-hand the services and products offered by the host properties, the agents carried out comprehensive site inspections at The Ritz Carlton TCI, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Club, Amanyara Resort and the newly opened Rock House.
There was also a tour of Providenciles’s Blue Hills, Turtle Cove and Grace Bay areas. Shopping at Salt Mills Plaza and Regent Village, and Bambara rum tasting at FOTTAC. No trip to Providenciales is complete without visiting Da Conch Shack, sampling the cuisine and partaking in the conch demo.
According to Courtney Robinson, Marketing Representative, who escorted the group, “The advisors were chosen because they represent five of the top producing agencies from the US and Canada in terms of sales for American Airlines to the Turks and Caicos. The familiarisation trip has afforded the travel professionals a chance to experience the destination on a textual, cultural and personal level.” Robinson went on to say that: “The agents were very excited about the variety of attractions, islands and cays, activities and different hotel products offered in Turks and Caicos, meeting the needs of their different types of clients”.