Travel Agent is making the most of Caribbean Week New York by hosting a series of Facebook Live discussions with many of the major Caribbean tourism figures who will be in the Big Apple for the week-long celebration.
Taking place at our offices in midtown Manhattan, Joe Pike, senior editor for Travel Agent, will be sitting down with Caribbean tourism ministers, directors, CEOs and other important figures in Caribbean tourism. You can watch the interviews here:
Scott Wiseman, president, Travel Impressions
Carla Campos, chief marketing officer for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Matt Cooper, chief marketing officer for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
Petra Roach, director of tourism/US for Barbados
Andre Rojer, marketing manager, North America for the Curaçao Tourist Board
Paul Pennicook, director of the Jamaica Tourist Board
Colin C. James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, and Shirlene Nibbs, tourism consultant to the Ministry of Tourism and ABTA
Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority, talks what's new
Rosa Harris, the Cayman Islands' director of tourism, shares the latest news
Clarice Modeste-Curwen, the minister of tourism from Grenada, and Patricia Maher, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority
Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands
Among the confirmed interview subjects are Petra Roach, director of the U.S. for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI); Rosa Harris, the Cayman Islands’ director of tourism; Clarice Modeste-Curwen, the minister of tourism from Grenada, and Patricia Maher, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority; Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands; Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority; and Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions.
We will be chatting with these Caribbean tourism representatives - and perhaps a few more - about everything from the trendiest islands in the region to the impact of Airbnb and Zika on the Caribbean to the hottest Caribbean selling points for Millennials.
Also, be sure to follow www.travelagentcentral.com for our coverage of Caribbean Week’s closing press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Taking place on June 8, CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley will introduce new CTO Chairman Dionisio James D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, aviation and Bahamasair for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
Additionally, CTO will provide updates regarding the region’s performance, developments from Caribbean Week, and upcoming events including the State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) taking place in Grenada and the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St. Kitts.
Also, the CTO is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Travel Foundation, which provides a framework of cooperation and collaboration in areas contributing to the sustainable tourism development of the Caribbean.
Taking place June 4-10, as a celebration of the sights, sounds, color and culture of the Caribbean, the week combines business sessions and consumer-oriented events with Caribbean-inspired food, lively entertainment and networking opportunities.