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Brian Parker of Choice Hotels International.
Generating business during a recession is what acclaimed American hotel executives will share with Barbadian counterparts next week.

One of the Choice Hotels executives, Brian Parker, vice president of emerging markets and new business development, visits Barbados on Wednesday, June 16 to help local properties find ways of boosting business during the recessionary environment.

L-R: Dean Fenton, Sales Manager, ABTA; Derede Samuel-Whitlock, Director/USA; Dame Yvonne Maginley; Colin James, CEO, ABTA; Cortwright Marshall, CTO Chair, Board of Directors
Antigua and Barbuda’s Dame Yvonne Maginley DCN, CMG, OBE, OD was awarded the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, June 11th, at the 37th Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball and Awards Presentation held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
ImageCASTRIES, Saint Lucia - Saint Lucia's premiere cultural showpiece, Carnival, is receiving additional overseas exposure thanks to a French-based media outlet. Last week, the island played host to a three-member broadcast crew from Martinique's national radio and television station, RFO (Radio-Télévision Française d' Outre-Mer).
ImageThe Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean O. Barrow, will be making his first official visit to South Florida from June 25-27, 2010. The visit will give an opportunity for Prime Minister Barrow to engage with the Belizean Diaspora to view and expand on investment and development partnerships.