The 2012 Cayman Islands Tourism Exchange is the only annual forum for leading suppliers of the Cayman Islands tourism industry to meet with travel wholesalers from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Canada in a professionally organised business exchange. The event is organised by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
It allows the Cayman Islands tourism bodies to educate Cayman’s wholesalers and international media about the tourism product in the Cayman Islands so that they are equipped to successfully sell or promote the Cayman Islands to their customers. Registration is open to the public for Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, 30 April
Immigration & Hospitality Training and Service: Industry Workshops throughout day (lunch included) at the Westin Casuarina Resort
9.00 to 11am: Immigration Presentation and Panel Discussion
1.30 to 3.30pm: Building Sales through Menu, Management and Marketing! (with Chris Tripoli)
4 to 5.30pm: Trip Advisor: Getting on and Managing your Listing
Tuesday, 1 May
Social Media Marketing speakers
Education Seminars: throughout the day (lunch included) at the Marriott Grand Cayman
9am to noon: Social Media Victories: Real Businesses, Real Campaigns, Real Results! (with Patrick Schwerdtfeger)
2 to 5pm: Social Media Workshop-Build an Effective Online Presence and Strategy for Listening (with Murray Izenwasser)
Wednesday, 2 May
Opening Ceremony at the National Gallery Cayman Islands: Welcome Cocktail Reception and Buffet at the National Gallery Cayman Islands
Thursday, 3 May
Cayman Islands Tourism Exchange Marketplace: Appointments at The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Lunch at The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Cayman Islands Tourism Exchange Marketplace Appointments and open forum at The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa
Dinner with Supplier Hosts
Friday, 4 May
Excursions and Site Inspections: Farewell Dinner at Tiki Beach sponsored by the Department of Tourism
Saturday, 5 May
Delegates are encouraged to stay on and attend Cayman Carnival Batabano.
Jane van der Bol, executive director at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, said that the workshops in 2011 were successful.
“We are pleased to be able to secure internationally recognised speakers such as Chris Tripoli, Partick Schwerdtfeger and Murray Izenwasser for these sessions. In addition, some of our resident experts will be sharing their experiences and knowledge to workshop participants. These seminars are a win-win experience for everyone,” she said.
For more information, rates and how to register contact [email protected]