Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the man often
credited as the pioneer who changed the European aviation scene, will deliver the
keynote address to mark the tenth anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
Investment Conference (CHTIC) 2006. The two-day confab will be held April 4-6,
2006, at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, in Bermuda, presented by the Caribbean
Hotel Association (CHA), in conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO), and Burba Hotel Network (BHN).
At 38 years of age Stelios, who prefers to be called by his first name, is best
known for creating easyJet PLC when he was 28. easyJet PLC, Europe’s largest low
cost airline by revenues with a fleet of 100 jets and growing, carried 30 million
passengers in 2005.
In its decade-long tradition, CHTIC 2006 will bring together specialists from the
international finance, development, and tourism fields.
Professional sessions will
address hot topics such as timeshare and fractional deals; win-win development
projects; private label resorts; condo hotels; the acquisitions marketplace; private
residence clubs and destination clubs; the debt capital markets; the mixed-use
project; and the Caribbean resort of the future.
Meanwhile, marketing and promotion issues will find a forum in sessions entitled
Destination Marketing Successes and the age-old question - To Brand or not to Brand?