Carnival: A Vehicle for Tourism
By: Henry L. Antoine
Caribbean Carnival Ambassador
The City of Hartford has been blessed with wonderful resources.
Such as a Natured multi-ethnic people, warm and pleasant an abundance of
culture, Such qualities, would normally contribute to making the city of
Hartford an attractive and leading destination for international tourists.
There is, also among its resources, a cultural and
entertainment phenomenon, which would
further enhance the city of Hartford tourism prospects, this refers to the
annual Caribbean carnival (Trinidad style) There is no doubt that with effective
international promotion and marketing of carnival, this event would provide a
vehicle for increasing, dramatically; the number of visitors to the city Of
Notably, carnival in the city of Hartford takes place at a
time when the principal tourist-producing countries, Islands, are looking for
new destinations. The people from surrounding cities are also looking forward to
visit cities where carnival is held. Should its potential be properly realized,
Carnival could prove to be a means through which jobs and commerce in to the
city of Hartford, carnival is a business, and it must be given the attention
that a business needs in order to develop.
Moreover, the city would ultimately benefit, in many ways,
from the increased of tourism and the cultural products, which would naturally
follow the international promotion and marketing of the carnival as a product
and a vehicle for tourism development.
The I.C.C.A is prepared to make the North American, Europe
and Caribbean markets where our members are located, accessible to all its
member organization, and it's sponsors.
The I.C.C.A would like to take this opportunity to ask the
City of Hartford, and all prospective sponsors and participants to give this
project some consideration.