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“Exquisite” Turks and Caicos Launched To Assist Local Tourism Businesses


Courtney Robinson

Experience Turks and Caicos launched “Exquisite Turks and Caicos” in South Caicos, at the Invest Turks and Caicos MSME Roadshow held at the South Caicos Community Centre on Monday, February 27th, 2024.


Exquisite Turks and Caicos is described as an immersive tourism program conceptualised by the Strategic Development Unit of Experience Turks and Caicos, to assist local businesses in creating niche product offerings and services to create opportunities for Turks and Caicos Islanders to enhance their businesses and add value to the overall visitor experience. Immersive businesses include land-based heritage and water-based tours, attraction sites, culinary experiences, and local arts and craft.


Minister of Tourism, the Hon Josephine Connolly

 This program, according to Experience Turks and Caicos, supports the Three Pillars Experience Turks and Caicos was established on, Inclusive Growth, Sustainability and Competitiveness.


Experience Turks and Caicos partnered with Invest Turks and Caicos to launch the program at  the company’s MSME Roadshow entitled “Advancing Together: Building Stronger MSMEs  Across the TCI". This annual event provides a platform for MSMEs from diverse sectors to converge to share experiences, challenges, and success stories, fostering a thriving business community.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Josephine Connolly, urged entrepreneurs and business owners to get involved in the program.


“Immersive tourism is becoming very popular as travelers look for a more enriched and memorable travel experience. By enhancing our products to create such experiences, we are  creating avenues for increased spend and visitation, which ultimately works to the benefit of all in the tourism sector. I applaud Experience Turks and Caicos for this initiative, and I look forward to seeing the creative and innovative initiatives that will come out of this,” the Minister said, Mr. Courtney Robinson, Strategic Development Manager, Experience Turks and Caicos, at the Invest Turks and Caicos MSME Roadshow in South Caicos where he rolled out the Exquisite Turks and Caicos Program.

 

"Mr. Courtney Robinson, Strategic Development Manager, the face of the “Exquisite Turks and Caicos” program, stated: “Immersive Tourism is about creating compelling and interactive visitor experiences through strategic partnerships with local vendors. It goes beyond traditional sightseeing and offers travellers a deeper connection to the destination’s culture, history, and environment. “Exquisite Turks and Caicos” is our commitment that extends beyond the sunshine smiles, picturesque landscapes and pristine sandy beaches; it is a promise to curate experiences that create memories, that resonate with the soul of every traveller,” Mr. Robinson said.


Interested persons must submit a Tourism Vendor Service Provider Registration Form. For more information contact Mr. Courtney Robinson via email at crobinson@myexperiencetci.com or call (649) 946-4970. Qualified vendors for the “Exquisite Turks and Caicos” Program will be awarded up to $5,000 in technical support, business support services, and marketing including brand creation, education and training.

Mr. Robinson will be at the Invest TCI MSME Roadshow on the following days and times to promote the program:

1. February 29th

Venue: Salt Shed, Salt Cay

Time: 10 am

2. February 29th

Venue: Life Training Centre, Grand Turk

Time: 5 pm

3. March 4th

Venue: Community Centre, Middle Caicos

Time: 5.30 pm

4. March 5th

Venue: Horsestable Beach, North Caicos

Time: 5 pm

5. March 14th

Venue: Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Providenciales

Time: 5 pm.

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