A Two-Part Session Conducted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association 
While international travel into the Caribbean moves towards recovery, approaching 75 percent of pre-pandemic levels, travel within the region has only recovered to an estimated 30 percent of pre-pandemic levels.  

The ramifications of this loss is having broad consequences, as business, leisure and personal travel broadly impacts local economies and companies and the well-being of Caribbean residents.  Intra-Caribbean travel affects all Caribbean destinations and for many accommodation providers and tourism-related businesses it’s a significant part of their business.

Restoring and growing this travel segment requires a concerted effort focused on addressing the obstacles and stimulating its return. 

Join us for a two-part session as we look to….

  • Identify Opportunities for Businesses and Destinations to Reignite, Develop, Grow and Promote this Important Travel Segment
  • Share Best Practices by Companies and Destinations in Stimulating Intra-Caribbean Travel
  • Provide Destinations and National Hotel and Tourism Associations with Insights and Information to Support Local Policies and Efforts to Restore and Grow Intra-Caribbean Travel

Session One:  Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Profile of the Intra-Caribbean Traveler and Understanding the Obstacles and Opportunities for Stimulating Its Recovery

The Honourable Albert Bryan, Jr., Governor, 
U.S. Virgin Islands
Brad Dean, CEO, 
Discover Puerto Rico 
Jorge Hernandez, CEO, 
Aerostar Airport Holdings (Operator Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport)
Nicola Madden-Greig, OD President, 
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
Neil Walters, Acting CEO and Secretary General, 
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Session Two:  Thursday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Restoring and Building Your Destination and Business Through Intra-Caribbean Travel

Alicia Cabrera, Executive Manager, Marketing & Loyalty,
Caribbean Airlines
Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director,
Bay Gardens Resorts
Corey Garrett, Director Caribbean & Latin America,
Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Christopher Gustave, Marketing Manager Caribbean, Sports & Events,
St. Lucia Tourism Authority
Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General,
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
Jesse Lee Lum, Regional Manager,
Suntours Caribbean

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners and Operators of Caribbean Hotels and Tourism-Related Businesses
  • Representative for Ministries of Tourism, Tourism Boards and DMOs
  • Representatives for National Hotel and Tourism Associations
  • Regional Airline and Travel Agency/Tour Operator Representatives


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