Caribbean Marketplace 2008

Caribbean Marketplace 2008

Video interviews from the Caribbean Marketplace hosted in The Bahamas

Videos

Jim Hepple, Consultant, St Lucia Tourism Board @ CHA 2008

Jim Hepple, Consultant, St Lucia Tourism Board @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Jim Hepple, consultant, for the St Lucia Tourism Board talks about boosting airlift to the United Kingdom. The island is also rolling out a lot of new upscale properties. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Wayne Garland, Executive Chairman, Turks and Caicos Islands Tourism @ CHA 2008

Wayne Garland, Executive Chairman, Turks and Caicos Islands Tourism @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

The Honourable Wayne Garland, Executive Chairman, of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourism Board talks about the latest developments going on in the Caribbean islands including the Seven Stars and Ritz Carlton properties as well as a and a number of boutique properties. The islands are also focusing on the European market. Providenciales is now extending its runway to 10,000 feet so it can accommodate Boeing 777s. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Natalia Bitten, Royal St Kitts Hotel Resort & Casino @ CHA 2008

Natalia Bitten, Royal St Kitts Hotel Resort & Casino @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Natalia Bitten, the joint manager of Royal St Kitts Hotel Resort & Casino on bringing the local Kittitian culture into the resort. The property will also be doing a lot of web marketing. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Gary Lord, Chief Technology Officer, Bionest @ CHA 2008

Gary Lord, Chief Technology Officer, Bionest @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Gary Lord, Chief Technology Officer for Bionest talks at Caribbean Marketplace on recycling water with systems that clean the water completely. This allows properties to be environmentally and not pollute sensitive Caribbean waters, especially where coral reefs are present.

Charles Clifford, Minister of Tourism, Cayman Islands @ CHA 2008

Charles Clifford, Minister of Tourism, Cayman Islands @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Charles Clifford, Minister of Tourism for the Cayman Islands. The islands in the Caribbean are looking to boost tourism from the European region. The Mandarin Oriental is also planning to open a property in the islands. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica @ CHA 2008

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

The minister of tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett on the ways the island plans to boost visitor numbers from 1.7 to 2 million visitors. The island has over 3,000 rooms coming online and an associated boost in airlift. There is also a new emphasis on Europe. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Ricky Skerritt, Tourism Minister, St Kitts and Nevis @ CHA 2008

Ricky Skerritt, Tourism Minister, St Kitts and Nevis @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Ricky Skerritt, Tourism Minister for the Government of St Kitts and Nevis talks about the new Christophe Harbour development. This will include a Mandarin Oriental and an Auberge property, as well as a championship golf course. The marina will also include forty slip for mega-yachts. The tourism authority hopes it will cement St Kitts position in the global tourism market.

Michael Hartman, General Manager, Tiamo Resort @ CHA 2008

Michael Hartman, General Manager, Tiamo Resort @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Michael Hartman, General Manager of the Tiamo Resort, on South Andos Island in the Bahamas talks about how the property is one of the most sustainable properties in the western hemisphere providing barefoot sophistication. It is all built by hand, solely powered by solar panels and uses composting toilets. It was built up from the ground with sustainability in mind. Hartman talks about how Tiamo is very much about fitting into the local culture and the environment.

Michael Hartman, President, Out Islands Promotion Board @ CHA 2008

Michael Hartman, President, Out Islands Promotion Board @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Michael Hartman, President of the Out Islands Promotion Board talks about the Peace & Plenty Resort on the island of Exuma in the Bahamas. The property is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. It is a sustainable resort that has survived for 50 years in the fragile island environment of the Bahamas. It has improved and evolved its green credentials over this period. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Astrid Muller, General Manager, Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort @ CHA 2008

Astrid Muller, General Manager, Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Astrid Muller, General Manager, Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is expanding by 140 new units in December 2008. This will include a restaurant, free-form pool, coffee bar and Internet lounges. Divi expects the development to set the integrated resort apart from the competition. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Joselyn Nunez, Director of Sales, Casa de Campo Resort @ CHA 2008

Joselyn Nunez, Director of Sales, Casa de Campo Resort @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Joselyn Nunez, Director of Sales for Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic talks about the third phase of the marina that has a new movie theatre, restaurants and a shopping mall and the new spa, which is a healing environment. The beachfront has also been renovated. The resort is also focusing on upscale clients from Europe. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

P. Hilary Modeste, Director of Marketing, Jolly Beach Resort @ CHA 2008

P. Hilary Modeste, Director of Marketing, Jolly Beach Resort @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

P. Hilary Modeste, Director of Marketing for Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua talks about the property’s new spa product. The biggest independent hotel in the eastern Caribbean tries to boost its profile in the honeymoon and wedding holiday sector. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.

Orlando Arroyo, Tres Rios @ CHA 2008

Orlando Arroyo, Tres Rios @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Orlando Arroyo the CEO of Tres Rios Resort in Cancun, Mexico talks about the property’s eco-friendly practices at Caribbean Marketplace.

Butch Stewart founder of Sandals @ CHA 2008

Butch Stewart founder of Sandals @ CHA 2008

15th Jan 2008

Gordon Butch Stewart the founder of Sandals Resorts International talks about how the Sandals and Beaches brands have evolved over time and how the all inclusive brand has stayed ahead of the competition.