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Lennox Andrews, Minister of Tourism, Grenada

“This experience (WTTC Global Summit) has given us new and valuable insights into the global tourism product and highlights the ways the industry is connected … moving forward, I plan to implement some strategies discussed while ensuring that it is tailored to our economy to develop and expand our tourism product.” – Lennox Andrews, Minister for Economic Development, Planning, Tourism, ICT and the Creative Economy, Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Grenada   

“The Bahamas and the entire Caribbean region possess unique potential for widescale technological, economic and infrastructural development, and as a global leader within the financial services industry, we are committed to playing our part to foster this development.” – Anya Schnoor, Executive Vice President – Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay (CCAU), Scotiabank (EYEWITNESS NEWS, Bahamas)

“I would say that most properties enjoyed a very good summer. Our August through October was above average for most properties. So where most properties would be running 30 and 40 per cent during our slow period, a lot of properties were running between 60 and 70 per cent.” – Robin Russell, President, Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (Jamaica Observer)

“For years, there has been this notion that all-inclusive guests never venture ‘beyond the gate’, but I’ve always wanted visitors to experience my Caribbean. When we launched our latest resort, Sandals Royal Curaçao, we knew we had an opportunity to elevate our guests’ ability to authentically connect to the destination – one that is colorful, full of life and waiting to be explored with our immersive Island Inclusive offering.” – Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts International (Thrillist)

“The trademark of a Carnival cruise is a fun and memorable experience for the entire family – no matter your age or your interests – where we deliver the best service, food, entertainment and activities at sea at an affordable price. The ‘Best Value’ honor exemplifies the promise we make to our guests and the work our onboard teams put in to uphold it.” – Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line

“So over the course of the last year to 18 months, we’ve added 35 new nonstops to new nonstop markets from Austin. So now we’re serving about 400 ‘O&D’ (origin and destination) pairs together with our partners from Austin. That’s four times more than our closest competitor in the market.” – Brian Znotins, Vice President of Network & Schedule Planning, American Airlines

“Some of you will not change for the better until you get hungry enough for that change.” – A. R. Bernard, Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center

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