UK Trade Meetings off to an Exciting Start


Minister Skerritt addresses more than 60 guests at the St. Kitts and Nevis afternoon tea on 9th October, which included more than 30 UK media representatives as well as island par both islands LONDON (10TH October, 2013): A delegation of stakeholders from the tourism industry of  St. Kitts and Nevis , is presently in the UK engaging travel writers, tour operators and travel agents.Yesterday (Wednesday) the delegation had an ʻAfternoon Teaʼ with the Media at the Lanesborough Hotel, London.The special afternoon tea session offered partners from both islands, an opportunity to network with a range of UK media representing the consumer and trade sectors, online travel sites, travel blogs and key freelance journalists.  The event was part of a marketing initiative being undertaken in partnership with British Airwaysand destination product representatives from both St. Kitts and Nevis, themed ʻKnow The UK Grow The UKʼ


From left to right: Anne McGonigle, CTO; Greg Richard, CEO, Nevis Tourism Author Claire Rawson, Board Member, St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Karen Keusch from Ottleyʼs Plantation. Sampling the selection of teas on offer are, from left to right: Alfonso OʼGarro, Chairman St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Lisa Elmes-Bosshard from the UK office of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Minister Brantley; Minister Skerritt; Greg Phillip, CEO, Nevis Tourism Authority Carolyn James, CEO, St. Kitts Tourism Authority


YExecutive Pastry Chef, Loic Carbonnet and Chef, Paul Gayler (MBE) at The Lanesborough Hotel present the St. Kitts and Nevis 30th Anniversary Cake, made especially for the occasion with Belmont Estate Rum.


Joining together to celebrate the recently gone 30th Anniversary of Independence are, from left to right :  Loic Carbonnet, Executive Pastry Chef at The Lanesborough; Steve Tyson, Plantation Beach Club; Carolyn Brown, CEO, St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Karen Keusch Ottley’s Plantation; Greg Phillip, CEO, Nevis Tourism Authority and Chef, Paul Gayler(MBE). Key travel trade press attending the event included Joanna Booth, Features Editor of Travel Weekly (left) and Abigail Challoner from TTG (right), here with  Melnecia Marshall, St. KittsTourism Authority


Major wedding publications attended the event incuding Ultimate Wedding – from left to right are:  Tina Reading, Ultimate Wedding Magazine; Natalie John, Dreamy Weddings & T Ricky Vann, Ultimate Wedding Magazine CEO, St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Carolyn James, addresses more than 60 guests at the St. Kitts and Nevis afternoon tea event on 9th October, which included more than 30 UK media representatives, as well as island partners from both islands


From left to right:  Lisa Elmes-Bosshard from the UK market meets with UK travel journalists Sara Macefield, Freelance Travel Writer; Jonathan Beaumont, Cruise writer and Liz Jarvis of Cruise International Magazine The theme for Wednesdayʼs event for ʻKnow The UK, Grow the UKʼ was Afternoon Tea as illustrated, which included five selection of teas including Lemongrass and Ginger, Apple Mango, Gunpowder, Energize and Cinnamon Rose, alongside an afternoon tea menu withCaribbean inspired dishes alongside traditional English items


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