Chairman of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC), Ricardo Adams has announced that the CDC has officially partnered with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) as the carrier for VincyMas 2023.
“This has been something that we have been working along for quite a while and I’m really happy to welcome CAL on board and I know that this auger(s) well for us getting additional airlift out of the Eastern
Seaboard of Canada, and the Caribbean,” Adam said at a news conference on April 24.. Adams said that while there has been improved air access in 2023,with a growing number of airlines and increased schedules, there will be a need to optimize room stock as most hotel rooms are sold out for the carnival season.
Marketing and Development Officer, Esworth “Ezzie” Roberts said there continues to be an aggressive marketing campaign in promoting VincyMas to tourists and locals. He said currently there are more vlogs, more social media presence and promotions on radio and television to for VincyMas.
Roberts said apart from promotions being done in Trinidad and Tobago, the marketing campaign is ongoing and continues in other Caribbean nations.
Deputy Chairman, Dillon Morris called upon sponsors “to assist in great productions in 2023 and beyond”. Morris said that the Rural Carnival
Committees are working closely with the police to improve security for the events.
And, representative of the Youlou Pan Movement (YPM), Rodney Small said there is increased enthusiasm for the steel pan art form throughout the country, “We are confident that we will see an increase in crowds on Junior Panorama and steel and glitter,” Small noted. The YPM representative also invited participation from the current sponsors to ensure that the art form is preserved.
President of the Calypsonians Association, Earl “Caba” Bennett also speaking at the press conference applauded the CDC for recognizing Steel pan and Calypso. Bennett stressed that the support for Calypso is crucial and called on local and regional entities to support the art form. VincyMas 2023 runs from June 30- July 11. (API)