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TTC Travel Trade Caribbean

Travel Trade Caribbean is an international publication for the promotion of tourism in the Caribbean region and Italy. It was founded in 1996 and is based in Italy, with offices in Panama and news office in Havana, Cuba.

It comprises a group of printed and digital publications brought out in Italian, Spanish, English and French, designed for tourism, trade and business professionals, as well as the public at large.

Printed products

TTC’s printed editions are distributed in the most important tourism and trade fairs in Europe and the Caribbean.
For this purpose, the TTC and Continente Turismo editions are produced for each fair, both of which are special supplements directed at specific market segments and/or events.

Moreover, an edition of the Caribbean Operators Book tourist guide is produced every year.

Digital products

Travel Trade Caribbean has a digital version, TTC Online, which keeps users updated about the latest tourist events in the Caribbean as well as the rest of the world.

Three times a week an e-bulletin is distributed containing the most important of these news items, as well as other special reports and our editorial opinion. This service is distributed through a mailing list of more than 400,000 addressees.

TTC Online digitally reproduces all the publication’s printed editions to facilitate having access them. The website also offers a private services guide on accommodations and gastronomy in Cuba, one of its principal markets.

TTC staff

Honorary President
Renzo Druetto

Principal Director
Giuseppe Ferraris

General Director
Alfredo rodríguez

Editorial Director Italy
Roberto Barbieri

Marketing and public relations Cuba
Guadalupe Perez

Marketing Italy
Paola Germano

Editorial Staff Cuba
Josefina Pichardo
Francisco Forteza

Editorial Staff Dominican Republic
Francesco Pandolfo

Marketing Dominican Republic
Flavia Anelli

Online Marketing Manager
Hairo Rodríguez

Design Italy
Mauro Melis

Design Cuba
Andro Liuben Pérez Diz

Webmaster
Jesús Jr. Rodríguez

Website editor
Narmys Cándano

Collaboration

Ana Cecilia Herrera
Dagmara Blanco
Ernesto L. Rodríguez
Magdalena García
María E. Leyva
Silvia I. Alfonso
Mirta Valdés

TTC Redaction:

  • Francesco Pandolfo

    Francesco Pandolfo was born in 1966 in Palermo, Italy, where exercising the legal profession and works as a publicist journals until 1998. In that year he moved to the Dominican Republic, where he currently resides. Here in 2008 he founded the magazine La Romana Bayahibe News, which today is co-editor and director. Since 2013, a correspondent for the magazine TTC Travel Trade Caribbean.
  • Frank Martín

    He worked in the field of journalism on tourism in Cuba on an edition of Condé Nast Traveler. He has been a correspondent for several news agencies, among them the UPI and the newspaper La Opinion in Los Angeles, California.
  • Josefina Pichardo

    Dra. Josefina Pichardo Cambeyro Ph.D. Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Havana. He works as a correspondent TTC Travel Trade Caribbean in Cuba since 2009, and is the publisher and editor of its print editions. In the field of communication in the tourism industry, he led the National Information System for Tourism Professionals Cuba (1996-2009), was the founder and director of Vision magazine CIDTUR (1998-2009); partner, member publishers, editor and proofreader for several international publications specialized in tourism, tourist guides and directories committees, from 1999 to date, which has published more than 300 articles. Co-author of several books on tourism. He has participated in more than one hundred events and fairs and about 30 technical and trade missions in twenty countries, and represents TTC fairs World Travel Market in London and Madrid FITUR.
  • Narmys Cándano

    Narmys Cándano Garcia: BA in Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Havana. She serves as Web Editor TTC Travel Trade Caribbean. She has worked with the Union of Writers and Edges Cuba and has worked for publications such as the Journal of Radio and Television of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television "Live."