PORT–Port St. Maarten, and by extension St. Maarten, will host the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) meeting in June 2019. The port received the baton at the PAMAC meeting in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic last week.
The Punta Cana meeting was attended by Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Cornelius de Weever and Port representatives.
The meeting brings together key decision makers from the cruise lines that operate about 200 ships and have 95 per cent of the global ocean cruising capacity
De Weever said hosting the meeting is “a plus for our country.” He commended the Port management team for their hard work “which is translating into opportunities for the destination that will have a positive development for all stakeholders concerned.”
“I cannot be prouder that this will be on full display in St. Maarten. Not only is the destination deserving because of its remarkable recovery, which will be showcased throughout the event, but St. Maarten has also been a true partner of the FCCA and cruise industry,” FCCA President Michele Paige, said on Wednesday.
The hosting of PAMAC 2019 “will be great for hospitality businesses to showcase the true rebound and tours where attendees will be able to rediscover the destination … At the same time, the Port will be celebrating its 55th cruise anniversary in June 2019,” said Port management.
PAMAC brings together Platinum Members of the FCCA who meet with high-ranking FCCA Member Line cruise executives and top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) as part of a relationship and business building process.
The PAMAC 2019 Conference is expected to attract 150 delegates, all platinum members, and 10-15 cruise executives and top CEOs.
The PAMAC event is one of several that the FCCA coordinates for its Platinum Members and Member Lines to stay at the forefront of information about both the industry and destinations while finding ways to maximize the benefits for all.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/77597-port-hosts-pamac-in-june-next-year