Tamara Tunie and Gregory Generet attend the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City. *AFP photo
Tamara Tunie and Gregory Generet attend the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City. *AFP photo

What can be more romantic than a Caribbean wedding?

Samantha Goldberg, the host of ‘Whose Wedding is it Anyway?’ on the Style Network, will be one of the main attractions at the Romance Pavilion during Caribbean Week in New York.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is organizing the event on Wednesday, June 5 at the New Yorker Hotel.

Her programme airs in the US and in over 180 countries. She will share wedding and honeymooning tips with engaged couples.

The CTO is organizing The Romance Pavilion to make it easy for engaged couples or those seeking romance in the warmth and hospitality of the Caribbean, to select or design their perfect Caribbean wedding or honeymoon. It is coordinated by Jacqueline Johnson, the president and chief executive officer of the website www.MarryCaribbean.com.

She is working in collaboration with the CTO’s New York office in the promotion of the Caribbean tourism romance industry in the lucrative North American wedding and honeymoon markets.

Ms Johnson said in a press release: “Today’s consumers are empowered, travel savvy and know more about their travel options than ever before. Bringing the best of the Caribbean to them is just one of the ways to help them make informed choices about one of the most important events in their lives.”

Engaged couples visiting the Romance Pavilion will get an opportunity to win several prizes, the grand prize being a honeymoon getaway to the Bahamas, the Pavilion’s title sponsors.

In addition to meeting Ms Goldberg, visitors to the Pavilion will also meet Brenda O'Neale of With This Ring Destination Wedding travel agency and Joyce Gill-Pannone of www.1800MyFavors.com and www.1888MyTuxes.com.  

The Romance Pavilion, which is supported by Islands of The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico. St. Kitts and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will take place on Wednesday June 5 from 5pm to 10pm.

Also happening is ehe Vacation Mart. It is a One Day Bonanza at which Caribbean vacations will be available at special prices.  Professional retail travel agents will close the sales in an environment that evokes the colours and energy of the Caribbean.

This event will get a further lift by the presence of the Caribbean Week official spokesman, Tamara Tunie of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and As the World Turns fame.

Island taking part in the Vacation Mart are: The Islands Of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Martin/St. Maarten, Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks & Caicos Islands.

Caribbean Week in New York runs from 1-8 June with a series of consumer and travel related events.