A record number of one hundred and three highly motivated participants attended the recent training course in cruise tourism organized by the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) in association with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA).
The course, which was held at the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua from September 17 to 18, was facilitated and endorsed by the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) - the premier maritime training facility in the region. Participants received a certificate in Cruise Tourism Training.
The compact, two-day course was designed to enhance the knowledge of persons wishing to maximise the benefits of the rapidly expanding cruise tourism sector. It was conducted by Dr. Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director of the CMI and Dr. Ibrahim Ajagunna, who is Director of Academic Studies at the school.
Maritime interests from the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe are busy registering delegates to attend this hemisphere's premiere shipping and logistics event - the Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) 45th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from October 19 to 21.
CSA has collaborated with the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de la Cartagena (SPRC) to host its critical meeting in the beautiful Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. As is the tradition, the yearly three-day event will combine the annual general meeting with an international maritime executives' conference and a business exposition.