Travelocity COO to address Caribbean

A senior executive of one of the leading online providers of travel services will give delegates to the 29th Annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-29) an insight into how to use the Internet to expand their business.Tracey Weber, the chief operating officer (COO) in North America for Travelocity, will set the tone for the CTC-29 taking place Oct. 22-25, 2006 in The Bahamas.  Ms. Weber will deliver the conference’s keynote address during the first plenary session for all delegates on Monday, Oct. 23.

“We are honoured to have Tracey Weber as the keynote speaker for CTC-29 because of her innovative work in the field of Internet travel distribution,” said Hugh Riley, CTO’s director of marketing for the Americas.  “Conference delegates will fully appreciate Ms. Weber’s knowledge and insight regarding how the Internet has revolutionized the travel industry, and we look forward to Mrs. Weber’s remarks as they relate to the conference theme of Cooperation, Innovation, Rejuvenation: Creating a Brand New Caribbean.” Riley noted.

In her role as COO, Weber is responsible for the day-to-day management of Travelocity’s North American flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises, and packaging products.  Additionally, Weber leads the Travelocity sales and customer care team, Travelocity.caSM and sister company Site59.

“It’s an honor to be speaking to such an important group, and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned about the power of online distribution, but also continuing to learn how we can help even more travelers experience what the Caribbean has to offer,” said Weber.

CTC-29 will provide the opportunity for delegates to participate in the evolution and development of the new “Caribbean” brand, and will also demonstrate how they can benefit from it in ways, which up until now never seemed possible.

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The conference takes place at Westin and Sheraton Our Lucaya Resort on Grand Bahama Island, and will be preceded by meetings of the ministers and commissioners of tourism, the Board of Directors and various CTO committees.

Conference details, including how to register, as well as access to Weber’s bio and photograph, can be found on www.onecaribbean.org.
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