What Should The Caribbean’s Agenda Be In Obama’s Final Months?

Caribbean countries need to actively push their key national interests now, rather than pin their hopes on the vision of a new President doing it for them. The Caribbean is very much at the crossroads as it relates to areas where successes with the current administration can be transitioned and presented to incoming leadership. Energy […]

Caribbean Performance & Outlook Study Shows Tourism Growth Driving Increases In Employment And Investments; 2016 Promising

CHTA has released the results of the first annual Industry Performance and Outlook survey, indicating a cautious, but positive assessment as reported by the region’s hospitality and tourism industry stakeholders. Growth in occupancies and revenue stimulated job growth and increased capital expenditures by hoteliers throughout the region. The majority of respondents indicate a strong to […]

Congratulations to Mrs. Julianna Ward-Destang for winning Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Managing Director of the Caribbean’s first ever open-water sports park, Splash Island Water Park, Mrs. Julianna Ward-Destang,  successfully won the award for “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 7th annual “Saint Lucia Business Awards”. Sister company to Splash Island Water Park, Bay Gardens Resorts, also won the “Marketing Excellence Award” for the third time, totaling […]

Galley Bay Resort and Spa World Wetland Day 2016

Galley Bay Resort and Spa celebrated World Wetland Day with a week’s worth of events to raise awareness of mangroves and wetlands in Antigua. The Eastern Caribbean Marine Management Areas Network was invited to Galley Bay Resort to do a display on the marine protected areas in Antigua and the conservation projects associated with it […]

Caribbean Economic and Hotel Industry Reports

According to Hotel News Now, the Caribbean hotel industry reported record breaking results in two of the three key performance metrics in 2015, according to data from STR. For the year, average daily rate in the market was US$229.44, and revenue per available room was US$157.74. Each of those absolute values was the highest STR […]

This One Thing Bothers Hotel Guests More Than Anything Else

Most hotel guests would agree, there’s no excuse for poor service. According to consumer advocate Christopher Elliott, inattentive hotel employees are the top concern for a majority of guests. Elliott talked to a handful of hotel guests about what bugs them more than anything else, and it was bad service that kept coming up. Click […]

Baby Boomers: The Untapped Billion Dollar Romance Market

Romance travel is one of the travel industry’s fastest-growing and most profitable year round niches. Romance packages facilitate upgrades in rooms and services, often involve group bookings and come with the increased possibility of future stays. Fortunately, romance travel is about more than just weddings and honeymoons. Many romantic milestones are celebrated with trips abroad. […]

Lawrence Tuck Joins Four Seasons Resort Nevis As Resort Manager

Four Seasons Resort Nevis today announced the appointment of Lawrence “Larry” Tuck to Resort Manager. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Tuck joins the award-winning Resort just in time for its 25th anniversary celebration throughout 2016. Canadian-born Mr. Tuck was most recently the Resort Manager of the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa. […]

9 Social Media Tips For 2016

Hotel marketers have never seen such rapid and overwhelming change like the one happening in social media. However, there are ways to approach the social media universe that will help maintain perspective in the face of all that change. The  growing dominance of mobile for social media means hotel marketers should create content and write […]

Historical Travel Data: How to Use It to Attract More Travelers

History is a marketer’s best teacher, BUT only if the student uses what the past has taught them and gears their plan accordingly. A close examination of historical data on traveler preferences and behaviors can uncover great opportunities to drive incremental visitation for destinations in the Caribbean. Luckily, travel data-driven companies like Sojern can provide […]