A committed team with good connections and sponsors who believe in the product are two of the reasons creator of Aurora Experience, the sunrise East Coast Crop-Over event, have given for their ability to host the all-inclusive party this year.
Maintaining that it will be a Greek/Roman-themed event like none seen before, Dario Greenidge of Only In The Tropics Entertainment told patrons at the launch last evening that it had been challenging hosting the sunrise party this year.
“We were met with quite a few challenges, but I find because of the persons we have involved in the event and then the network of those persons and the connections these persons have, we were able to overcome every challenge we had so far.
“Securing a location was one of those challenges as well because even having certain logistics in place to ensure that the event was going to be a success. So it is really the links as we like to call it and the networking that we do that enabled us to be able to pull off an event of this magnitude,” said Greenidge.
Using social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and with the addition of barcode tickets, he said too they that were embracing the technologies on offer and so far response had been so good that they were even reviewing the number of tickets they had planned.
Greenidge said they had preliminary numbers of 500 guests, but were looking at increasing that, adding that there would tuk band, unlimited food, bars, and entertainment from persons like Edwin, Rupee and Cooper Dan, to name a few.
He noted that The Club Barbados Resort and Spa was one such link that allowed them the kind of support and sponsorship to be able to host the July 21 event at Santosha on the East Coast.
Joerg Roterberg, Regional Director of Operations with Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, owners of The Club Barbados, said the all-inclusive concept was one they identified with and after the concept of Aurora was pitched to them, they knew it was in keeping with the kind of image of the resort and spa.
“I think for The Club Barbados it is very important to have partners that have the same particular mind-set as we do. Basically we see entertainment as a big part of our product as well and the premium aspect of the all-inclusive product is very important to us. To be in a partnership with such an event, we see that getting, not only exposure to the local community, but also knowing what kind of product we are because of the association is very important to us,” he stated.
The partnership with the resort they said would see the inclusion of options for spa treatments at Aurora, and Roterberg stated that he believed the nature of the event was also such that his guests would want to attend. (LB)