As 2023 ends, regional HVS leaders across the globe take a look back at how the global hotel industry fared this year. Overall, operating metrics shined brightly, with revenue growth achieved in most global markets, while investment activity cooled. The investment market is expected to improve in 2024.
The 2023 edition of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) brought over 300 attendees to the Westin Beach Resort & Spa St. Thomas, USVI, for several days of networking and industry insights from key stakeholders in the region. This article provides key takeaways from this year’s conference.
Recent stimulus passed through the federal government will significantly impact recovery for the travel industry. Publicly funded destination marketing organizations (“DMOs”), tourism agencies, and entertainment venues will benefit from provisions of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. HVS explains how certain provisions of recent stimulus and President Biden’s proposed stimulus package contribute to recovery of vital sectors of the US economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on domestic and international travel, economic activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on the lodging and tourism industry in Latin America. While government authorities across the region work to manage restrictions and phased reopening plans, uncertainty prevails over the duration of the global pandemic.
Nearly 300 stakeholders in hospitality markets across the Caribbean came together in San Juan for HVS’s 6th annual regional hotel conference. What are the latest revelations for the region’s hospitality industry?
HVS held its fifth annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 12–13, where discussions on financing trends, emerging markets, and development pipelines had a common theme: growth.
This article focuses on the Caribbean lodging market and provides valuable insight into the major island destinations Aruba, the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico - considered the “The Big Six” in Caribbean tourism.