Things To Do, DC
WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2012 (SKN Embassy DC) – The St. Kitts & Nevis Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Jacinth Henry-Martin, played host to yet another high power social group of over one hundred professionals from the
Washington, DC area. The event which was organized and sponsored by Things To Do DC, “the consummate organization for Washington's young professional population” took place on the evening of Saturday, Ju1y 14, 2012, at the Ambassador’s residence. It involved the full participation of the entire Embassy staff who spent the evening discussing the history, culture and tourism product of the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis.
The event also presented the opportunity for the Embassy to display various examples of the splendid artwork from the Caribelle Batik that proved to be a popular topic of discussion throughout the evening, even as the guests eagerly collected the brochures and other tourism promotional material. Other highlights of the evening included the Brinley Gold Shipwreck rum tasting, live Caribbean steel pan music, limbo dancing and the ever-popular congo line.
During her welcome remarks, Ambassador Henry-Martin invited the guests to actually visit the country after having experienced a small sample of the warmth and friendliness of the St. Kitts & Nevis people. This invitation was repeated by Tourism Office, Abdullah Skerritt who used the “Fall in Love With St. Kitts & Nevis” promotion to further entice them to take up the offer. As a result of the evening’s activities, a number of guests have made firm commitments to travel to St. Kitts-Nevis before the end of the year, while other have expressed interest in catching the St. Kitts Music festival in 2013.
The Embassy of St Kitts & Nevis has been multiplying the benefits of its presence in the US Capital by embarking on projects which have been designed to create a buzz about the destination in diplomatic and professional circles in Washington DC and its environs, home to an ideally targeted demographic.
This collaboration between the Embassy and the Washington DC Tourism Office allows for a maximizing of Embassy resources, and fosters ease of access for tourism to reach into fertile areas that would otherwise be difficult to penetrate. Ambassador
Henry-Martin is of the view that the promotion of our country and its exciting potential across several lines is one that her Embassy will continue to use its presence in Washington DC to leverage.