The Caribbean Tourism Organization has partnered with Virtual Tourist to collect information from potential summer cruise travellers visiting the region. Virtual Tourist is a worldwide online travel community where travellers and locals share travel experiences and advice.
Director of Research and Information Management at the Caribbean Tourism Organization Winfield Griffith says “ CTO is using the strength of the Virtual Tourist 65,000 member database to obtain information regarding the views of prospective visitors as the organization seeks answers as to why the demand for cruises in the summer is as low as it is.”
Griffith says in doing so the organization may be able to put measures in place to address this and thus improve on numbers.
Of the Virtual Tourist’s company’s members, 9422 are from Europe, 8100 from North America,5107 from Asia and 1318 from Australia and Oceania. The others will be drawn from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America and the Middle East.
The survey which has already begun closes Oct. 19. A lucky winner will receive two tickets for a cruise to the Caribbean in summer 2013 on Carnival Cruises.
CTO members are encouraged to join Virtual Travel to share their travel stories.
About the Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the headquarters in Barbados and marketing operations in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency and comprises membership of over 30 governments and a myriad of private sector entities.
The CTO’s mission is to provide to and through its members, the services and information needed for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of the Caribbean people. The organization provides specialized support and technical assistance to member countries in the areas of marketing, human resource development, research and statistics, information technology, advocacy and sustainable tourism development. The CTO disseminates information on behalf of its member governments to consumers and the travel trade.
The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: email@example.com; CTO Headquarters is located at One Financial Place, Collymore Rock, St, Michael, Barbados; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.caribbeantravel.com or www.onecaribbean.org. Get the latest CTO updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism. Connect with CTO on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization.