The Bahamas is the Center of the Caribbean this week, but it appears not all Caribbean regions much noticeable Jamaica are not represented.
Investors, Owners, Developers, Consultants, Hotel Executives and Government Tourism Officials recently gathered together in Miami to discuss the current and future state of the Caribbean hospitality industry.
W Hotels Worldwide has reignited its “What She Said” series, a thought-leadership platform of notable speakers at select hotels around the U.S. In its debut in 2016, the goal was simple: “To celebrate the voices and wisdom of women who share our passions for fashion, music, design, fitness and more,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
With another enlightening ITB Berlin event behind us, it’s time to reflect on what we learned this year. And not just reflect on the insights we’ve acquired, but act on them. How has traveler behavior evolved? How has hotel technology advanced? What does the future of travel and hospitality look like? And what bearing does all this have on hotel marketing and distribution? The answers to these questions, supported by every workshop, panel discussion, and conversion we attended or held in the course of this influential conference, all point to one resounding truth: The future of the industry is digital.
View by Catherine Dolton – Vice President Global Corporate Responsibility at InterContinental Hotels Group
"There are many questions yet to be answered about the future of travel in a post-pandemic world, but one thing that seems quite clear is the growing consumer focus on sustainability and responsibility."
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) has launched nominations for the prestigious Rising Star Award Caribbean to be presented at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS).
CHICOS Returns to Bermuda, November 8-9, 2018: Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference Tackles Topics of Recovery, Investments, Diversity, and Yes, Airlift
Parris Jordan, Chairman of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) announced that the 2018 edition of CHICOS is now set for November 8-9, 2018 and will be hosted at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda.
The latest joint webinar from trivago and Tnooz tackled the topic of online reputation for hotels: how it’s affecting their ability to drive bookings and what they can do about it. In the session, entitled “Beyond Reviews: Defining Your Hotel’s Online Reputation,” trivago’s Industry Manager for English-speaking Markets Aly Thompson revealed the root causes of low ratings and damaging reviews, debunking the myths and demystifying the considerable role metasearch plays in reputation management.
"With every crisis comes valuable opportunity to innovate and improve. As much as the pandemic has paralysed the hospitality industry, we have witnessed our hotel clients optimising their operational efficiencies and enhancing guest experiences with smart technology and leveraging big data during this period."
The Conference organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank aims to set a new collaborative framework for tourism moving towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
By Kristina M. D'Amico – Director at HVS Miami
With U.S. and global attention focused on the Caribbean region following two record-breaking hurricanes that hurled through the region in September, the timing of CHICOS less than two months later opened the door to educated conversations within our industry.
After three days, thousands of conversations, and billions of pounds in business contracts, World Travel Market London 2017 has come to an end. Here’s what we learned about how hotels can prepare for the expected industry growth in 2018.