December 5, 2019

Antigua: PM – Cruise Association exploiting Caribbean

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From The Antigua Observer Prime Minister Gaston Browne has accused the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) of exploiting the Caribbean. According to its website, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organisation composed of 19 member cruise lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. The association is mandated to hold discussions […]

Cooperation, not competition, is key for Caribbean’s continued success

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by Daniel McCarthy From Travel Market Report The Caribbean has seemingly forever been the bellwether for the cruise industry. According to CLIA’s 2018 Cruise Outlook, 35.4 percent of all cruise deployment was dedicated to the Caribbean, more than double the second-most-trafficked region (the Mediterranean). But it’s not yet saturated and there’s still room for growth and more guests […]

Study reveals record cruise tourism expenditures in the Caribbean and Latin America for 2017-2018

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From My Vue News San Juan, Puerto Rico (November 8, 2018) – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA), the trade group representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the […]

St. Maarten Minister Johnson welcomes extension of FCCA ‘Caribbean is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign

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From Government of Sint Maarten The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), has decided to continue with its ‘Caribbean Is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign, which began in September 2017 after the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign since its establishment has generated more than 5.77 billion impressions and shown a measurable improvement in Caribbean cruise bookings, […]

Eastern Caribbean destinations’ fast recoveries show region’s resiliency, popularity

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Source: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association MIRAMAR, Fla., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The overwhelming majority of the Caribbean’s more than million square miles was unhindered following last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Nearly 100 ports were operating immediately after the storms and continuing to welcome guests to a region filled with diverse attractions, activities and […]

Cruise Group lauds U.S. Virgin Islands partnership

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high”. Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and lessons […]

Eastern Caribbean destinations join cruise industry to show they are open and building better than ever

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April 20, 2018 16:02 ET | Source: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. , April 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from the tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are […]

Minister of Tourism De Weever: FCCA preparing for Foundation‘s Caribbean Children’s Environmental Poster Competition

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From SMN News POND ISLAND:— The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is in the process of organizing its 2018 FCCA Foundation‘s Caribbean Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. This year’s competition, “Weathering the Storm: Disaster Preparation for my Destination”, seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating the younger generation on the importance […]

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Endorses UNWTO’s Conference in Jamaica

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From Travel Agent Central The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced its endorsement of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica in November Adam Goldstein, FCCA’s executive committee chairman and current president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, gave the endorsement to Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism […]

Cruise leaders, new website go to bat for the Caribbean

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From Seatrade Cruise News A new Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association websitedetails how the Caribbean is open for business and destinations want travelers to return because it helps hurricane recovery. Caribbeanisopen.com is part of theFCCA’s million-dollar campaign to get the word out that most destinations are fine and welcoming travelers. The site includes a map and a […]