“Turks and Caicos Islands’ (TCI) incredible rise to the top echelon of the region’s tourism destinations is to be commended,” according to Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) CEO and Director General Frank Comito during his recent address to members at the Annual General Meeting of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA). “The destination has much to be proud, of and is poised for even greater things if the private and public sectors can work together to address potential tipping point issues over the next several years,” said Comito.
Comito spent three days touring Providenciales and meeting with industry representatives. Joining him in his AGM address was CHTA’s Chairperson for Advocacy and Government Affairs Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace who provided an overview of CHTA’s various public-private sector initiatives. By improving TCI’s airport arrival and departure experience, investing more in the development of TCI’s people and dealing with the inequities faced by operators with the emergence of the sharing economy, the outlook for tourism in the Turks and Caicos Islands is bright he indicated. He also spoke to the need for public and private sector collaboration to address challenges and new opportunities.