Dominican Republic commits fully to host the FCCA Cruise Conference 2022
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce that the Dominican Republic will host the FCCA Cruise Conference 2022, the only official cruise conference representing the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. The event, which will be held in Santo Domingo from October 11-14, will feature a series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities, and is expected to host 100 senior executives from FCCA member lines, representing more than 90% of the world’s ocean cruise capacity. It will also allow the Dominican Republic to showcase its potential for greater benefits from cruise tourism and help the destination meet its set goals.
“I appreciate the continued partnership with the Dominican Republic that paved the way for hosting the FCCA Cruise Conference,” said Micky Arison, president of Carnival Corporation and the FCCA. “This will be a crucial time and place for the industry to come together to continue the recovery of cruise tourism and is a testament to the country’s commitment.”
All conference participants will have access to workshops led by successful cruise executives and stakeholders, including those focused on tour operators and increasing local employment and sourcing opportunities.
Participants will also have opportunities to interact with the expected 100 cruise executives during a series of meetings, including one-on-one sessions, and networking activities throughout the event, which will celebrate the FCCA’s 50th anniversary.
In addition, the Dominican Republic will showcase some of the best places to see, eat and hear in the destination for cruise guests, along with the growth opportunities that have historically stemmed from hosting the event.
Before, during and after the event, the FCCA will work with the Dominican Republic to achieve its goals of developing a new cruise terminal in Samana and increasing demand for the Sans Souci terminal in Santo Domingo. The FCCA is also partnering with the Dominican Republic on initiatives focused on boosting cruise lines’ hiring of nationals, supplying cruise ships with local goods, and increasing the already high percentage of returning multi-day guest sailors.
More details about the event and registration will be announced in the coming months and will be available at www.FCCAConference.com.
About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Created in 1972, the FCCA is a non-profit trade organization representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and the private and public sectors of the destinations. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.