Questex Travel Groups sixth-annual Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) event kicked off today at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the events first time in the country.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has tapped leading tourism industry professionals to engage members during the general sessions of the association's Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF). CHTA members will learn valuable business practices which can be implemented to generate revenue, reduce costs and become more efficient.
As part of Aruba's ongoing, $1 billion+ island revitalization and beautification project, the destination recently invested more than $100 million in significant hotel updates to enhance visitors' experiences, with an additional $50 million planned for next year. The Aruba Airport Authority also fully renovated the Reina Beatrix International Airport, introducing new amenities and services true to the One happy island brand.
Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of content and editorial director of Questex Travel Group, this week received the Marcia Vickery-Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her editorial coverage of Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Thanks to a highly successful 2014/15 season operating flights from Sault Ste. Marie to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Sunwing Airlines is returning next winter with an extended weekly schedule of flights, commencing Friday November 13, 2015 and running until March 25, 2016.