Breaking Travel News finds out more about Coco Reef in Tobago from resort owner John Jefferis. Speaking during Caribbean Travel Marketplace, he also tells out about the wave of optimism currently sweeping across the region.
Breaking Travel News chats with John Jefferies, owner of the Coco Reef resort in Tobago, about conditions in the Caribbean hospitality sector during World Travel Market in London.
Caribbean entrepreneur John Jefferis is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the hospitality industry – one of just a select few hoteliers to reach the milestone.
Having been recognised with a lifetime achievement title by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here talks with John Jefferis, managing director at the famed Coco Reef in Tobago, about the honour. Also on the agenda is the appointment of a new tourism minister for the destination and what we can expect in the year ahead.
Bermudian hotelier and developer, John Jefferis, has been recognised with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the World Travel Awards Academy, for his exceptional contribution to the travel and tourism industry.
For the twelfth consecutive year, Coco Reef – Tobago has been awarded the title of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards. The resort is owned by Bermudian hotelier and developer John Jefferis, who was recently inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame.
The Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association has inducted Caribbean hotelier and developer John Jefferis into the Tourism Hall of Fame for 2015. He is one of only two persons ever to be inducted. The Tourism Hall of Fame recognises and honours those persons who have been outstanding performers in the hospitality and tourism industry and whose hard work, dedication and innovation make Trinidad & Tobago the destination of choice for tourists.
Hotelier John Jefferis is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the hospitality industry. Jefferis is the owner of Coco Reef - Bermuda, Coco Reef - Tobago and a number of other businesses in the Caribbean region, including Cuba. He started his career as a 15-year-old pot washer at a fish and chip restaurant in London.
John Jefferis talk to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Market 2012.
John Jefferies, Chairman, Coco Reef Tobago, CHTA 2012