Mr. Brisbane made these statements in an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, following a special press briefing on Wednesday 14th September, 2011, at the conference room of Kajola Kristada, which is one of the key sponsors of the festival.
“I think this event is an excellent promotion to tourism, to market people who live in areas like Miami, New York and areas where we have direct flights coming in.”
Spice Mill’s owner continued by saying, “This is a great event that can attract people from all over; music attracts people, food attracts people and we are mixing it all together.”
Brisbane added that he would love to see this event grow from year to year, in terms of seeing people with different cultural backgrounds attending the event, along with more food, more cultural acts from Latin American countries, so that they can expand into a weekend of activities rather than one afternoon on the beach.
He ended by saying, that the public will be fully aware of the event, as a result of the promotional schemes adopted by the committee.
“We are going to have banners, posters and radio ads, from today, there is going to be a lot of talk about Latin Fiesta, you are going to see us and hear us” said Mr. Brisbane.
“This will be spice Mill’s second best event for the year.”
He added that along with the fiesta, between the months of June to October, Spice Mill is famous for hosting their ‘Spice Fest’.
“Spice Fest is a list of music Oriented events along with a list of food related events, through-out summer to drum up business”, said the owner.
Mr. Brisbane took the opportunity to thank, Mr. Jose Rosa, UPS, Hobson Enterprises, Heineken, Solimar, Shiggidy Shack, Frito Lay, Carambola, Formosa Garden Restaurant, St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Marriott.
“This event cannot happen without the support of the sponsors,” stated Brisbane.