As the travel industry comes roaring back to life, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and Royalton Grenada are moving meetings off the Zoom apps to reconnect in person with top travel advisors and share destination developments.

The entities recently invited a group of NYC’s finest to a private dinner at the Kimberly Hotel’s Empire Steakhouse for a taste of Grenada’s famous spice and charm as part of their ongoing recovery efforts.

Executives from Grenada Tourism Authority and Blue Diamond Resorts host dinner for top New York City travel advisors: Petra Roach, ceo, Grenada Tourism Authority (center left); Todd Kirlik, senior director, trade sales & business development, Blue Diamond Resorts (center right); Layra Liriano, manager, sales & account development (far left); Alejandro Rodríguez, director of marketing & pr, Blue Diamond Resorts (second left); Christine Noel-Horsford, director of sales, U.S., Grenada Tourism Authority (second right); and Zachary Samuel, sales representative, U.S., Grenada Tourism Authority (far right).
Executives from Grenada Tourism Authority and Blue Diamond Resorts host dinner for top New York City travel advisors: Petra Roach, ceo, Grenada Tourism Authority (center left); Todd Kirlik, senior director, trade sales & business development, Blue Diamond Resorts (center right); Layra Liriano, manager, sales & account development (far left); Alejandro Rodríguez, director of marketing & pr, Blue Diamond Resorts (second left); Christine Noel-Horsford, director of sales, U.S., Grenada Tourism Authority (second right); and Zachary Samuel, sales representative, U.S., Grenada Tourism Authority (far right).

“We’re really excited about where Grenada is heading and we’re spreading the news with our cherished travel advisors,” said Christine Noel-Horsford, director of sales, U.S., Grenada Tourism Authority, in a press statement. “Grenada is seeing an increase in arrivals and air partners are pleased with their loads and we are also looking forward to healthy numbers for July/August with our upcoming Carriacou Regatta and the return of Spicemas this year. This event, along with others we have planned, are geared to share the good news and our team is working closely with the travel trade to ensure that they have the knowledge and tools to sell the destination with confidence.”

Petra Roach, ceo, Grenada Tourism Authority, kicked off the evening’s festivities by thanking travel advisors and members of the media for attending and assuring them Grenada is open for business and ready to welcome its clients. “With more people getting back to travel, Grenada has been busy ensuring its tourism product is equipped to deliver unforgettable memories. The destination rescinded its COVID entry requirements back in April, Spicemas is back and you can expect more festivals and events in the future,” said Ms. Roach, in a press statement.

The GTA’s Christine Noel-Horsford and Zachary Samuel also spoke at the event sharing destination updates, including flights added for Spicemas by Caribbean Airlines, Jet Blue’s continued daily service from JFK, and American Airlines’ daily service from Miami and once-per-week service from Charlotte, the Grenada Travel Expert Program as well as highlighting a number of the destination’s popular attractions and festivals.

Blue Diamond Resorts’ Todd Kirlik, sr director of trade sales, and Layra Liriano, business development manager, spoke on behalf of the Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, sharing updates on the hotel including an overview of its current offerings and amenities as well as current benefits and promotions for travel advisors, such as their loyalty program, BD Agents Rewards.

For more information, visit puregrenada.com and royaltonresorts.com.