Visioning a New Tourism Landscape for the Caribbean

The Caribbean Travel Forum now in its third-year focusses on the business of tourism in the Caribbean and will reflect on visioning a new tourism landscape. Specific topics will focus on what is needed to achieve the WTTC economic study projection of a doubling in GDP and an additional 1.34 million jobs by 2032.

Factors to consider will include multi-destination marketing, intra-Caribbean travel with emphasis on air connectivity, sustainability, technology innovation, labor market, linkages and exogenous factors.

Captains of the international and regional travel industry, general managers, private and public sector thought leaders and other officials will provide insightful and relevant information to the Caribbean Travel Industry including sharing global and regional travel industry data insight, as well as consumer and travel trends.

Schedule of Events

Time Session Speakers
8:30 am – 9:45 am
8:30 am – 9:45 am

State of the Industry & Region Address

Nicola Madden-Greig, OD, CHTA President

9: 45 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Address:

The keynote address will outline the importance of the Travel and Tourism industry as one of the world’s largest economic sectors by internationally recognized tourism research body and will include industry trends and growth sectors with a focus on new and emerging technologies.

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Integrated Tourism Development Panel

Visioning a new tourism landscape: An in-depth discussion by the Government officials to include new market, products and experiences, sustainable integrated tourism development, air connectivity and use of technology and public sector policy to achieve same.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Visioning a new tourism landscape for the Caribbean

Creating a more enabling technology ecosystem for the Caribbean.  This session will examine programing and technology education at all levels, infrastructure, and bandwidth investment.  It will also examine trending topics like AI, which affects everything, hyper personalization, mobile payments and upgrading our digital technology, privacy and cyber security and digital marketing to drive more direct bookings.

12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

CHTA Awards Luncheon 

  • Caribbean Destination Resilience Award 
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Caribbean Tourism
  • Hotelier of the Year
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Regional Sustainability and Resiliency Panel

This panel will outline the region’s current sustainability profile and requirements needed immediately and in the longer term.  The discussion will focus on how to sustainable practices at the policy, local, association, and organization levels and how to fast-track implementation.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Marketing panel 

The panel will present a regional outline of select niche and geographic growth markets and review how to penetrate these markets to drive business to the Caribbean.  It will also discuss innovative strategies at both the destination and the organization level with a focus on leveraging our natural assets, culture and events. 


Event Cost (CHTA Member): $195 US per person

Event Cost (Non-CHTA Member): US$295.00 per person

Hotel and Attraction Owners, Managing Directors, General Managers and other executives are invited to attend this event.  Together to chart a new path coming out of recovery towards creating a sustainable industry capable of handling future shocks while continuing to  drive the region’s growth and development.  We encourage you to take this opportunity to participate in the most important discussion and networking opportunity for the future of our industry and our region, a key platform to define the direction forward in our complex public-private sector industry.

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