“As we emerge from the COVID-19 era, I am honoured to lead our tourism industry into this new chapter, to prioritize the tourism rebuilding process and encourage economic development. In addition, as we move forward, our goal is to diversify our products and services to offer opportunities to both our visitors and potential investors to our Federation, making our destination one of the best places to live, work and invest.” – Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Urban Development, St. Kitts & Nevis.
“We are thrilled with the growth in tourism due to American Airlines’ direct flight to our beautiful Nature Island. Our hope for this new offering was to increase the number of travellers able to explore the island and all it offers, especially those from the United States. All facets of our industry are positively impacted, from hotel occupancy levels to taxi operators and tour guides seeing an increase in business. We are excited to continue our partnership with American Airlines into the next year and continue welcoming more travellers to our island, especially with the return of our in-person cultural events.” –Colin Piper, CEO/Director of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority.
“We applaud Sandals Resorts International for continuing to strengthen its company philosophy of paying attention not only to guest satisfaction but also ensuring that its 18,000-strong team members are supported and valued in their roles.” – Bevan Springer, President & CEO, Marketplace Excellence | Caribbean Media Exchange, Inc.
“It is the intention of the CHTA Executive in 2023 to forge new partnerships towards tackling the climate crisis, leveraging technology, and shepherding more Caribbean entrepreneurs along the path towards sustainable wealth creation across the region.” – Nicola Madden-Greig, OD, President, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.
“As the first MSC Cruises ship to be named in New York City, MSC Seascape represents a pivotal moment for the brand as we commit to further growing our presence in North America. Our latest flagship will represent all we stand for at MSC Cruises, including sustainability, ground-breaking technology and modern design combined with an immersive and enriching guest experience delivered with European flair. Our guests will enjoy these wonderful amenities when she begins her sailings from Miami after the naming ceremony.” – Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA.
“I am honoured to have been appointed to this role at this critical time in Barbados’ development journey. As the country, like the rest of the world, continues to grapple with a series of crises, we need an innovative tourism industry foreign and trade policy. Also, focused on delivering for Barbados as a small island developing state, but which also contributes to the global commons.” – Matthew Wilson, Barbados Ambassador to the United Nations.
“Love has also been defined as the ability to benefit others at the expense of self. We need a huge injection of love across our region, especially for our Caribbean institutions and leaders across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. By strengthening relationships and embracing love, we in the Caribbean can do a splendid thing.” – Dr. Basil Springer, Director, Marketplace Excellence | Caribbean Media Exchange, Inc.