Jamaica to host Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference
Jamaica has been selected to host the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS), scheduled for November 14 to 15, 2019, at the Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay in St. James.
The event is expected to attract some 300 attendees who are interested in hospitality development in the Caribbean.
CHICOS is the premier industry conference for the region and brings together governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, public and private institutions.
Carol Straw, Manager, Tourism and Services at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), noted that the conference will focus heavily on Investment in the leisure tourism area.
“The whole ecosystem will be there and the whole idea is to look at the regional and international trends that are affecting the industry and meet with the various representatives and companies to get them thinking about Jamaica and to actively look at investments here,” Straw highlighted.
She said that the conference is spearheaded by HVS, a leading global hospitality advisory company that is well respected in the tourism circuit.
The entity stages the investment conference every year in a different destination, with Jamaica winning the bid to host this year’s staging.
JAMPRO will be hosting the conference in conjunction with the AM Resorts and Apple Leisure Group, as well as the Ministry of Tourism and its agencies, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).