Matt Cooper has been in the tourism industry for 20 years, though over the past year and a half he’s been directly involved in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), since March 2015, as Chief Marketing Officer. In this exclusive interview with Caribbean News Digital, Mr. Cooper spoke about the challenges and opportunities for CHTA and the region on the road ahead.

During the recently-concluded State of the Industry Conference held in Barbados, The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) elected a new chairman: Mr. Obie Wilchcombe, Tourism Minister of the Bahamas. Hours after his election, Caribbean News Digital sat down with Mr. Wilchcombe to find out what his challenges are at the helm of CTO and how he plans to address them.

 

Other Interviews at SOTIC

Hugh Riley: “Our Competition Is Not the Island Next Door”

Q & A with William Griffith, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

During the recently-concluded State of the Industry Conference held in Barbados, The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) elected a new chairman: Mr. Obie Wilchcombe, Tourism Minister of the Bahamas. Hours after his election, Caribbean News Digital sat down with Mr. Wilchcombe to find out what his challenges are at the helm of CTO and how he plans to address them.

Other Interviews at SOTIC

Hugh Riley: “Our Competition Is Not the Island Next Door”

Q & A with William Griffith, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), has always been willing to sit down with Caribbean News Digital and talk about the region’s advances and drawback in travel and tourism. This time around, he spoke exclusively with our special envoy to the CTO’s State of the Industry Conference in Barbados.

Caribbean News Digital sat down with William Griffith, CEO of BTMI (Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.) during this year's SOTIC in his homeland. He talked about the competition between Cuba and his country as travel destinations, and also tackled such matters as airlift in the region, as well as opportunities and challenges for Barbados as far as tourism is concerned.

The relation between the Amadeus Cuba division and the U.S. airlines that are already flying to Cuba with scheduled flights, and those that are about to start, has been constant. But those contacts began years before the announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States back on December 17, 2014.

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