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Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts

“Tourism is the driver that will allow us to achieve economic goals and we will do it through experiences and opportunities that sustainably celebrate our glorious culture and indelible history. Together, right now, we are writing the future history books of the region.” – Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts International

“Tourism is a key driver in the overall economic recovery for Jamaica and these numbers augur well for the economy, lives and livelihoods. To have already earned US $5.7 billion is huge given the major disruption caused by the pandemic.” – Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

“This year, Aruba has been experiencing a strong tourism recovery, with new and returning visitors creating a surge in visitation that surpasses pre-pandemic levels. With Aruba’s Path Forward strategy, we took a nimble approach that leaned into technology as we eased entry requirements, and we are excited to help more travelers discover the ‘One Happy Island’ in 2023 as we see continued visitation growth.” – Ronella Croes, CEO, Aruba Tourism Authority

“Our island has been focused on sustainability long before it was a trend. It’s always been in our DNA. Bonaire was the first Caribbean island to designate 100 percent of its surrounding water as a protected marine park in 1979, while 20 percent of our land, home to local wildlife, cacti and beaches, has been preserved inside the boundaries of Washington Slagbaai, the oldest national park in the former Netherlands Antilles, since 1969.” – Miles Mercera, CEO, Tourism Corporation Bonaire

“Once there is a need, once there are people whose lives have been disrupted, I feel the onus is on us as people of the world to ensure that we help in some way or manner. So that is what I did.” – Janet Silvera, Journalist, Jamaica Gleaner

“As I rest my pen this week, I do so with a degree of emotion, for I have had the privilege of being associated with this incredible woman for decades. And as I reflect on Janet Silvera’s act of kindness during (Caribbean Travel) Marketplace, I recall her consistent contributions to the lives of Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals through her communications, her philanthropy and her downright goodness.” – Bevan Springer, President & CEO, Marketplace Excellence

“When you make simple things a habit, it becomes an everyday affair, it becomes second nature. And when you make simple things a habit, you create consistency. And when you create consistency, you create discipline. And when you create discipline, you create concentration … and you simplify the game.” – Alvin Kallicharan, former West Indies cricketer

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