General Manager, Hans Georg Rohrbein from the San Juan Marriott Hotel talks about the refurbishment of the hotel and the upgrade of the casino. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.
Janice Antonson, Vice President for Marketing, Nassau Airport Development Company is being redeveloped in three phases with a strong Bahamanian theme. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.
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 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.
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.
Myrtle Dwyer, Director of Sales and Marketing, Half Moon, Rose Hall in Jamaica on the roll out of the new spa and the golf acadamy. The property is also being rennovated. The interview was conducted by Breaking Travel News at Caribbean Marketplace.
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 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 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 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 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 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.