Each time the region is faced with a challenge, the market has proved its resiliency; however, the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any challenge faced before. While the impact has been significant, there are positive signs that a recovery is underway.
By Ana Paradela – Director, Business Development at Expedia Group Media Solutions
Like other locales hard-hit by the events of the past 18 months, the Dominican Republic is focusing on rebuilding and recovering. The summer travel season may be behind us and we have headed into cooler months, but that doesn’t mean travel has to slow down.
The Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism sector is recovering at a faster rate than any other region in the world, with its contribution to GDP expected to rise more than 47% this year, compared to just 30.7% globally, reveals new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
View by Vera Manoukian – Chief Operating Officer at Sonesta
"While elevating women to leadership positions is important across the hospitality industry, it is of even greater significance to Sonesta, given our recent and future growth plans. We have an expanded platform and even more opportunity than ever before to include female leadership who can make a difference within our team during this period of rapid growth."
Four Seasons Resort Nevis – Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saba Rock, an island resort destination in the British Virgin Islands, celebrated its grand reopening on Oct. 15, debuting a fresh design concept and unveiling new guest experiences. Saba Rock's General Manager Alain Prion announced the resort's official opening following a ribbon-cutting in front of more than 100 guests from the BVI community including government and tourism officials, hospitality partners, and residents.
’The Future of Travel: Caribbean Comeback’: A virtual conference presented by Travelweek, 09.30 2020
Situated on rugged Point Hardy, a dramatic 375-acre peninsula on the northern tip of the Caribbean Island, the master planned resort community is surrounded by raw, untouched natural beauty. It includes a spectacular golf course designed by renowned architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, a residential community with a limited number of memberships, and luxury accommodations designed by acclaimed British architect Richard Evans.
Even though women make 50% of the workforce in hospitality, gender equality remains a myth in our sector. There is a significant gap in terms of rank, pay, role and general progression in women's leadership positions and female representation falls as women rise in their careers with only 5% going on to make the top job of CEO.
The summer travel season, helped by growing vaccination rates around the world, allowed Caribbean hotels to pick up steam in their road to recovery.
Groups360, the leading online marketplace for meetings and event booking, today announces the promotion of Ryan Morris from vice president of regional sales to vice president of sales in the Americas region.
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announces the 40th anniversary of its flagship brand for couples-only, Sandals Resorts. Since opening its doors in Montego Bay on November 27th, 1981, Sandals Resorts has delighted guests, partnered with travel advisors, and helped build tourism throughout the Caribbean, where it is committed to developing hospitality excellence across the region, one of the most beloved and resilient tourism destinations in the world.
View by Linchi Kwok – Associate Professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management
"I am more inclined to see metasearch as a distribution channel because it has become more crucial in revenue generation. More consumers rely their purchasing decisions on searchable information on the internet."
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MIAMI - The Excellence Collection is proud to reveal the grand opening of Finest Punta Canaon October 1, 2021. This resort is the first of the collection's Finest Resorts brand in Punta Cana, and offers high end All Inclusive vacations for all ages.
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