Romance-Themed Booth Draws Big Crowds at CTO Fair in New York

New York (June 8, 2011) – St. Kitts was the center of attention as The St Kitts Tourism Authority hosted a congratulatory cake-cutting ceremony for the lucky couple officially married as part of the Caribbean Fair held at Grand Central Station in New York City.

Bride and groom Leticia Young and Raymond Mohan were officially married in a public wedding on Wednesday afternoon as part of CTO’s Caribbean week celebrations in Manhattan. The Caribbean-American couple received congratulatory remarks in person from Senator Ricky Skerritt, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and St. Kitts tourism stakeholders, including Tourism Authority CEO Mrs. Rosecita Jeffers, welcomed the newlywed couple to the St Kitts booth under an elegant lattice canopy draped in gauzy white fabric.

Underneath the canopy, two chairs were set for the couple in front of their two-tier white wedding cake, which was donated by Kantours and Nancy Lowell presented the couple with their honeymoon, a 5-day stay at the historic Ottley’s plantation Inn. Just behind the couple, St. Kitts’ backdrop featuring the new branding and logo was featured prominently as they cut their cake. Also on hand to present complimentary airfares to the couple from American Airlines were Andrew Rowe, Business Development Manager for Associations, Conventions, and Groups, and Johna Johnson, Director of Sales-New York.

“Our feature participation in today’s wedding ceremony reinforces our marketing strategy to highlight St. Kitts as a premier romance, wedding and honeymoon destination”, said CEO Jeffers. “We hope the newlyweds enjoy a wonderful honeymoon experience in St. Kitts, exploring all of the charms of Ottley’s Plantation and our unique island destination.”

Throughout the day, dozens of consumers visited the St. Kitts booth and registered to win a two-night stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino plus round trip tickets on American Airlines and a bottle of Brinley Gold Rum. Representatives Patrice Henry and Chantelle Byron from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority’s New York office greeted consumers and potential travelers who stopped by the booth to inquire about the destination, providing them with information and a first-hand experience of warm Kittitian hospitality.

The wedding and subsequent cake-cutting ceremony were part of the Caribbean Wedding Celebration held during the CTO sponsored Caribbean Fair, which is a full-day promotional event for the Caribbean as part of Caribbean Week in New York, held this year from June 6-11, 2011.

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