Caribbean Week deemed a success

The Cayman Islands put on quite a show last month during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week in Toronto.

Earl LaPierre Jr.

Earl LaPierre Jr. entertains the media and the travel industry at CTO Week.
Photo: Submitted

The week began with a cocktail party where Minister of Tourism, Charles Clifford welcomed all participants.

The opening day of Caribbean Week featured Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts who spoke about the Cayman Islands as an ideal wedding destination.

At a Media Marketplace and Caribbean Awards Luncheon, steel pan artist, Earl La Pierre Junior, played for the crowd. Meanwhile Chef Vidyadhara Shetty of Grand Cayman Beach Suites, assisted by Desiree Ebanks of the Tourism Apprenticeship Training Programme, prepared local delicacies.

The final day of Caribbean Week included a consumer travel fair at Yonge-Dundas Square, one of Toronto’s busiest areas. Again Chef Shetty amazed the crowds with cooking demonstrations and samples of Caymanian flavours.

‘With the wide range of events held we were able to show the diversity of our destination, giving Canadians a taste of the Cayman Islands and hopefully inspiring them to want more,’ said Shomari Scott, Acting Director of Tourism.