Rebuilding Intra-Caribbean Travel – A Two-Part Session Conducted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association 

While international travel into the Caribbean moves towards recovery, approaching 75 percent of pre-pandemic levels, travel within the region has only recovered to an estimated 30 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

The ramifications of this loss is having broad consequences, as business, leisure and personal travel broadly impacts local economies and companies and the well-being of Caribbean residents. Intra-Caribbean travel affects all Caribbean destinations and for many accommodation providers and tourism-related businesses it’s a significant part of their business.

Restoring and growing this travel segment requires a concerted effort focused on addressing the obstacles and stimulating its return.

The two-part session looked at:

  • Identifying Opportunities for Businesses and Destinations to Reignite, Develop, Grow and Promote this Important Travel Segment
  • Sharing Best Practices by Companies and Destinations in Stimulating Intra-Caribbean Travel
  • Providing Destinations and National Hotel and Tourism Associations with Insights and Information to Support Local Policies and Efforts to Restore and Grow Intra-Caribbean Travel

April 6: Session One: Profile of the Intra-Caribbean Traveler and Understanding the Obstacles and Opportunities for Stimulating Its Recovery

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Panelists:

  • The Honourable Albert Bryan, Jr., Governor, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Jorge Hernandez, CEO, Aerostar Airport Holdings (Operator Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport)
  • Nicola Madden-Greig, OD, President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Trevor Sadler, CEO, IntraCaribbean Airways
  • Neil Walters, Acting CEO and Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization

April 7: Session Two: Restoring and Building Your Destination and Business Through Intra-Caribbean Travel

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Panelists:

  • Alicia Cabrera, Executive Manager, Marketing & Loyalty, Caribbean Airlines
  • Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director, Bay Gardens Resorts
  • Christopher Gustave, Marketing Manager Caribbean, Sports & Events, St. Lucia Tourism Authority
  • Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Jesse Lee Lum, Regional Manager, Suntours Caribbean
  • Trevor Sadler, CEO, IntraCaribbean Airways