13th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference Slated For April 14-16, 2009 In Bermuda
Event Organizer Looks to Continue Success Trend Set in 2008
- Outlook for the Caribbean
- New Capital/Equity Sources
- How to Develop and Operate a 'Green' Product
- Devising and Implementing 'Green' Destination Strategies
- Investing in the Caribbean
- The Resort/Vacation Ownership/Real Estate Component
- Managing Debt While Building a Hotel in Today's Economy
- Asset Management and Value Preservation
- Putting Together the Timeshare/Fractional Deals
"As demonstrated at last year's CHTIC, there is a strong interest in investing in the Caribbean region and we are providing a forum for investors to hear about the opportunities available within our countries," said Enrique De Marchena, president of CHTA. "Stakeholders attending CHTIC will hear about important ways in which they can develop their business from greening their hotel and destination to managing their assets and property value," De Marchena said.
"With the downturn in the economy on everyone's minds, attending CHTIC becomes that much more important for all participants to both hear and share ways in which they can sustain their tourism product as well as invest in new opportunities," De Marchena added.
CHTA will open registrations for CHTIC on Feb. 1, 2009 and has an early registration offer of US$875 for CHTA members and US$975 for non-members through Feb. 20, 2009. After Feb. 20, the rates increase to US$975 for members and $1,075 for non-members.
CHTIC was founded by CHTA and CTO in 1997 with the specific objectives of improving the tourism investment and operating climate in the Caribbean, raising awareness of development opportunities and stimulating a continuing flow of equity and loan capital into the region.
Delegates can register for the conference via the CHTA website , by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 305-443-3040.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association | The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) aims to facilitate the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. CHTA was founded in 1962; it is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region - and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshalling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 800 member hotels and 750 allied members. For more information, visit .
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