CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy sees Germany and other European countries as a region with untapped potential for many Caribbean destinations and is advocating for open skies and ease of travel restrictions to stimulate arrivals.
At the recent ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, Troubetzkoy applauded the statement by President of the German Travel Association (DRV) Norbert Fiebig who called 2016 “The Year of the Caribbean,” referring to the opportunities for growth for the Caribbean from Germany. “Many of the traditional popular travel destinations for Germans such as Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey have lost some attractiveness to German travelers due to recent events that have taken place there,” Troubetzkoy stated. “German travelers are looking for what they perceive to be safe destinations, and the Caribbean ranks very high in that category. The Caribbean is also being considered for 2016 summer vacations, as many other traditional summer destinations such as Spain, are already booked and are priced higher than a Caribbean getaway.” For more, click here.