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St. Kitts Sets a High Standard at the Start of Caribbean Week

Pictured above: Minister Grant (center) greets members of the Diaspora hailing from St. Kitts at the CTO Caribbean Week Diaspora Forum held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
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Pictured above: Minister Grant is welcomed into the Saveur Test Kitchen, where he would be treated to a special lunch created solely for the occasion of his visit.

Pictured above: Minister Grant is welcomed into the Saveur Test Kitchen, where he would be treated to a special lunch created solely for the occasion of his visit.

New York, NY   – Rapidly becoming known as “the” Caribbean destination to watch, St. Kitts started off Caribbean Week in New York on a high note, hosting an exclusive media event at the chic new Park Hyatt hotel and attending select high-profile events throughout New York City.

Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, said, “Caribbean Week in New York provides an excellent platform for connecting with key partners and target audiences. In addition to attending CTO functions, we were able to arrange a series of meetings and events showcasing St. Kitts wherein we could tell the story of why the island is a rising star in the Caribbean and globally.”

Pictured above: Minister Grant stands for a photo with Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, publisher of AFAR, at a by-invitation-only event held in her home overlooking New York City’s iconic Central Park.

Pictured above: Minister Grant stands for a photo with Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, publisher of AFAR, at a by-invitation-only event held in her home overlooking New York City’s iconic Central Park.

On Monday, June 1, 2015, St. Kitts hosted an invitation-only cocktail reception and plated dinner at the Park Hyatt hotel in New York City for select members of the media from top tier publications, over which Minister Grant presided. Publications with high-ranking editors in attendance at the event included Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Saveur, BlackBook, About.com Luxury, Endless Vacation and Upscale, to name a few. With the guest list limited to a small, intimate group, attending editors all had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Minister Grant and other St. Kitts tourism representatives including St. Kitts Tourism Authority CEO Racquel Brown about the island’s tourism product including its history, culture, new developments, strategic tourism plan and why it is uniquely special.

In addition to hosting the media dinner, Minister Grant and the St. Kitts Tourism team held meetings with editorial and publishing partners over the past two days, with additional meetings and events scheduled to take place throughout the week.

Pictured above: Minister Grant (center) greets members of the Diaspora hailing from St. Kitts at the CTO Caribbean Week Diaspora Forum held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Pictured above: Minister Grant (center) greets members of the Diaspora hailing from St. Kitts at the CTO Caribbean Week Diaspora Forum held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

About St. Kitts:

St. Kitts is currently ranked, with sister island Nevis, at #3 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #3 on a list of the Best Caribbean Vacations, and #7 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #8 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, and #8 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations by US News & World Report.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on a sandy beach. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

Exclusive Media Dinner

Exclusive Media Dinner

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.

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