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Grenada Tourism Authority Announces Increased Airlift Capacity Between Grenada and Barbados

St. George’s, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that on March 16th, InterCaribbean Airways will upgauge its aircraft from a 30-seater Embraer 120 plane to the larger and more modern ATR- 42 with 48 seats, on its Grenada to Barbados route. This new aircraft will deliver increased flight frequencies and will provide increased comfort and service reliability for passengers. Grenada continues to  rebuild its capacity between the two islands, to pre-covid levels and forms part of Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell’s commitment to increasing airlift capacity and connectivity throughout the region.

‘Deep Collaboration’ Key to Caribbean Recovery, Says CHTA President

Speaking to Breaking Travel News at the inaugural Global Tourism Resilience Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, last month, Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), discussed the methods used by the region to get through the COVID-19 pandemic and come out the other side poised to thrive. Chief among them was close collaboration among the public and private sectors, multiple industries, and various island destinations.

Nicola Madden-Greig speaks with Breaking Travel News in Jamaica. (Credit: Breaking Travel News)

CTO Reports Promising Outlook for the Region in 2023

BARBADOS - Despite global pressures such as high inflation, the war in Ukraine, the ensuing energy crisis, and an impending economic recession, the outlook for Caribbean travel and tourism is favorable, according to the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

CTO Chairman Kenneth Bryan (left) and Acting CTO Secretary General Neil Walters are pictured at today’s press conference in Barbados.

Tourism Chief Endorses Women’s Day Push for Digital Inclusion

Fort Lauderdale, Fla – Voicing support for the theme of the United Nations International Women’s Day, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, Nicola Madden-Greig, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), said education, innovation and technological change, were integral for gender equality and the empowerment of women working in tourism in the digital age.

Nicola Madden-Greig, OD

Unique Vacations Appoints Tony Cortizas as Chief Marketing Officer

MIAMI, FL - Unique Vacations Inc. (UVI), an affiliate of the worldwide representative of Sandals® Resorts and Beaches® Resorts, today announced the appointment of Tony Cortizas as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately.  Cortizas brings more than three decades of creative storytelling and strategic brand building expertise for global hospitality names.  He will report to CEO Jeff Clarke,  strengthening his leadership role within the organization where he is charged with directing research, creative, and brand marketing for the hospitality brands under the UVI umbrella, particularly all-inclusive trailblazer Sandals Resorts and sister brand, family-friendly Beaches Resorts.

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