James Hepple is the new President and CEO of Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association, and one of the most experienced tourism professionals in the Caribbean. BTN met with him before Caribbean Marketplace 2010 to find out his thoughts on tourism in the region for the coming year.
Josef Forstmayr is the President-Elect of Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), and will become the voice of tourism in the region when he takes up the presidency in June. He is also the Managing Director of Jamaica’s exclusive Round Hill Hotel & Villas, voted “World’s Leading Villa” seven years running by the World Travel Awards. BTN spoke to him to find out his thoughts ahead of CHTA Marketplace 2010.
Sandals is tackling the downturn by continuing to expand. This month sees the opening of Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, a luxury new all-butler suite resort. BTN finds out more from Karl Thompson, UK Managing Director, Sandals.
Jamaica’s Half Moon epitomizes the Caribbean travel experience. Timeless elegance blends seamlessly with the forces of mother nature to create an experience that is the soul of the island. BTN spoke to the resort’s managing director, Richard Whitfield, on his plans for 2010.
On the eve of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN caught up Brett Callaghan, the man behind TotallyBarbados.com, to find out how a site that started small has grown big by tapping into local knowledge.
In the first of a series of interviews ahead of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN talks to the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism on his plans for 2010.
The Sheraton Langkawi Beach combines the overwhelming beauty of a Malaysian island paradise with the ultimate in sumptuous hospitality. It has just scooped “Malaysia’s Leading Resort” at the 2009 World Travel Awards, so what can we expect in 2010?
The 16th World Travel Awards Grand Final was held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Novemeber 8th. So what does it take to be a world class brand and WTA winner? BTN investigates
The luxury Legendale Hotel Beijing boasts all the hallmarks of a landmark hotel - an incredible sense of style, a prime position in the heart of the Chinese capital, and great food. BTN finds out more.
The big trend in hotels this year was the move away from full-service five-star properties to budget hotels. So which players are reaping the rewards in this new age of austerity?
The groups and meetings market has been deeply affected by the economic downturn.
Etihad Airways is on a roll, having won “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards 2009 Grand Final, capping a year in which it has continued to expand its network at a relentless pace. BTN met its chief executive, James Hogan, to find out more about the man behind the world’s leading airline, and what he has planned for 2010.