Aug 28

TCB to participate in the FCCA as Platinum Member

To complement the FCCA tradeshow and business relationship, TCB, for the first time, has become FCCA Platinum Member. This confirms the commitment of Bonaire to grow Cruise Tourism with professionalism and respect for our beautiful island.

For many cruise executives and destinations, suppliers and tour operators, this is the premier industry event of the year, an opportunity to meet in a roundtable format with key players to analyze industry trends and to discuss current issues. The FCCA Conference brings together over 100 cruise executives and 1,000 industry partners. For 2013, the Conference will be held in Cartagena, Colombia on September 30th thru October 4th.

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 15 member cruise lines operating more than 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters.

Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, tour operations, safety, security and other cruise industry issues. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA seeks to build cooperative relationships with its partner destinations and to develop productive bilateral partnerships with every sector.

The FCCA works with governments, ports and all private/public sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, cruise line and cruise line employee spending, as well as enhancing the destination experience and the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors.

TCB will send a representative group to the next FCCA tradeshow, during this time the delegates will have 1-on-1 meetings with the decision makers of the 15 member cruise Lines, discussing how we can responsibly improve the cruise tourism in Bonaire maintaining our cultural heritage, environment and economy.