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SOURCE Caribbean Tourism Development Company
CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vacationers visiting www.CaribbeanTravel.com can soon register to win a free Caribbean vacation per month, plus the Grand Prize one-week "Caribbean Vacation of a Lifetime" at the conclusion of the year-long promotion. www.CaribbeanTravel.com is the only website that provides one place to experience the Caribbean featuring 33 destinations, hundreds of hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops and local transportation.
Consumers who understand "Life Needs the Caribbean," can discover new ways to explore the Caribbean with enhanced design and search capabilities and ease of use on desktops, tablets and mobile devices. The website was created by the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) and jointly owned by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) representing the governments and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) with hundreds of hotels across the region.
The enhanced www.CaribbeanTravel.com eliminates searching individual sites for information about Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela.
The Caribbean vacation giveaway begins shortly with consumers registering on the site, Facebook or Twitter. Prizes include roundtrip air-inclusive vacations for two to the famous Cove Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, luxurious Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica, Westin Hotel & Resort in St. Maarten, La Pagerie Hotel on Martinique, and a private pool suite at Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada, recently named the number one resort in the Caribbean on TripAdvisor.
"CaribbeanTravel.com is a complete and comprehensive site that will revolutionize the research and vacation-planning process for millions of consumers looking to escape to the leading warm weather destination – the Caribbean," said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, CTO Chairman and CTDC co-chair.
"We expect that our revitalized website will set a new standard for promoting our Caribbean region and become the cornerstone of our cooperative regional marketing strategy for the Caribbean brand under the 'Life Needs the Caribbean' theme," said Nicholson-Doty. "This is an unprecedented level of regional cooperation between governments and the private sector," she added.
Richard Doumeng, CHTA president and CTDC co-chair, stated: "The website's advanced searching capabilities will make it easier for consumers to find the ideal Caribbean destination and resort. Restaurants, attractions and activities now have the ability to showcase their properties like never before."
Consumers can explore necessary travel information for each Caribbean destination including entry requirements, activities, marriage requirements and servicing airlines. Interactive maps allow consumers to see hotels, attractions and restaurants. And most important, consumers will find up-to-date deals and packages across the region.
"Completely re-imagined and re-engineered, CaribbeanTravel.com is a comprehensive source for all things Caribbean," said Rafael Cardozo, president of Tambourine, a global destination and hospitality branding and marketing firm responsible for the redesign and implementation of the new website.
Cardozo added: "Utilizing the latest programming languages and dynamic database driven technology, the site offers advanced destination mapping features, comprehensive social media integration and robust rich media presentation capabilities. It is a destination and hotel marketing platform never before seen in the region with offers and promotions instantly, in real time."
One of the most important and innovative features of the site is its multi-platform and multi-resolution responsive web design capability. CaribbeanTravel.com dynamically optimizes the viewing experience for desktop, tablet and mobile viewing, independent of operating system or brand, ensuring a great experience for all visitors.
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