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Caribbean Marketplace 2009 starts in style

19 January 2009 Press Release Travel Events News

Tourism ministers from across the Caribbean, along with leading lights from the travel and tourism industry, congregated at The Gaiety in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, for the opening of Caribbean Marketplace 2009.The idyllic island, which is playing host to the Caribbean’s top travel industry event for the first time, epitomises the “Business on the Beach” ethos, with tourism here the largest contributor to the nation’s national income, as well as its biggest employer.

Getting stuck in at Carribean Marketplace

19 January 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Travel professionals from across the world are gathering in St. Lucia for Caribbean Marketplace, the most important tourism marketing event of the year for the Caribbean region. But aside from doing business and catching up with old friends, one group are demonstrating that tourism benefits the whole community by getting stuck into some serious painting and decorating at an orphanage in Ciceron, St. Lucia.(Pictured above: Allen Chastanet, Tourism Minister of St. Lucia, second left, along with volunteers from Virgin Holiday - Duncan Tipper, Jane Tippen, John Taker, Nicola Goldsmith and Andy Reekie)

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

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

15 January 2008 Videos

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

15 January 2008 Videos

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

15 January 2008 Videos

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.