Robin Hayes, the president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, will address the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), which Travel Agent will be on hand for from October 21 to 23 in Curacao.
Hayes joins an impressive list of top industry executives, including Willie Walsh of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world's largest airline groups; Keith Williams of British Airways and Alex Zozaya of Apple Leisure Group, who have keynoted this important conference.
“As chief executive of a leading airline between the United States and the Caribbean, I look forward to joining the CTO in Curacao this October to discuss all the exciting developments in this vibrant part of our network,” said Hayes in a written release.
Hayes joined JetBlue in 2008 and served as the company’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer until his appointment as president of the airline in January 2014. He became JetBlue’s third CEO in February 2015.
The CTO State of the Industry Conference brings together tourism decision-makers, including ministers, commissioners and directors of tourism, hotel and airline executives, travel agents, students, the media and persons directly and indirectly involved in tourism. It is preceded by CTO business meetings, including meetings of the board of directors and the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism.
This year’s conference, which has as its theme, Caribbean Tourism: Growth Through Innovation, is organized in collaboration with Curacao’s Ministry of Economic Development and the Curacao Tourism Board, with support from the United Nations tourism agency, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). It will be held at the World Trade Center in Willemstad.