Santana Rodriguez to Host State of the Tourism Industry Conference

Atlantis, Paradise Island

California-based television presenter Santana Rodriguez will host this year's State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) in the Bahamas, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The conference is taking place October 2-5 at Atlantis, Paradise Island and is being organized in collaboration with the Bahamas ministry of tourism.

Rodriguez is a former weather personality and news reporter at Crown City News in Pasadena and former entertainment host and morning news reporter at KLEO television in Hollywood, California

Rodriguez, who was born in Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican father and Brazilian mother before moving to the United States at two months old, also worked as an on-air television host and segment producer for the television show, "NYC Profiles," on Bloomberg local television in New York.


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Rodriguez is a fitness and wellness enthusiast who has her own show, "Shaping Up With Santana," which originally aired in Los Angeles but is set to premiere on the South Florida lifestyle network, the Beach Channel on October 17. It will be available for streaming.  

Themed, "Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect - New Directions for Caribbean Tourism," this year’s SOTIC brings together tourism practitioners, policymakers and strategic partners, along with speakers who will discuss best case practices and winning strategies on a wide range of topics that are critical to the growth of regional tourism.

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