Carnival Corp began construction of a new Welcome Center in Cockburn Town on Grand Turk to complement the Grand Turk Cruise Center which they opened in 2006 and is responsible for bringing nearly 640,000 passengers to the island annually.
The new Welcome Center is designed to draw people into town (from the Cruise Center). The complex, located at the southeast corner of Front and Market streets, will include a tourist information office, restaurant/lounge, and shopping.
Shown in the artist's renderings below, its architectural style is patterned after the area's existing architecture.
The new complex is slated to open by the end of 2011.