It’s not just the soothing sunkissed climate, tranquil waters and lush landscape that make Bermuda, the
Bahamas, and the Caribbean region
appealing to meeting and incentive
planners. Although these assets are
worth their weight in gold, these
unique destinations offer a strong
spirit of hospitality and welcome. The
Caribbean and its people revel in a
relaxed, fun-loving way of life that
places visitors immediately at ease.
Add to that an eclectic mix of cuisine,
culture and extraordinary meeting
spaces and you’ve got the ingredients
for enjoyable programs that achieve
their goals. Indelible experiences are
made easy through a host of on-location
DMCs, DMOs and tourist offices at the
ready with special services that cater to
every type of meeting or incentive.
Hotel rooms of all budgets and
styles are easy to come by, and flight
access continues to improve to many
destinations from the U.S.
This special section highlights benefits
of hosting a meeting or incentive
program in this extraordinary region.
“Top Meeting & Incentive Trends
in the Region” (page 74) offers an
inside perspective from leaders in the
Caribbean travel market on what’s
trending in the region today.
Page 84 features “Meetings and
Incentives in the Sun." This article
details new developments in the region,
with plenty of information on up-and-coming hotels and meeting venues. n
Choose the Caribbean for Meetings
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This year’s annual Destination Caribbean hosted-buyer event,
taking place September 17-20, at the newly renovated Westin
Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, is specifically
designed to unite professional planners with specialized suppliers
for prescheduled one-on-appointments, create business
partnerships and help planners construct the perfect program
in the Caribbean. Attendees of this boutique event will have the
opportunity to experience unique local activities that groups are
guaranteed to enjoy, including a tour of the one-of-a-kind Cayman
Crystal Caves; swimming with the sting rays; and a breathtaking
catamaran sail on incandescent Caribbean waters.
Curated networking events at unique venues are also on the
agenda, as well as a special CSR opportunity to support Big
Brothers Big Sisters Club in Grand Cayman, which will provide
local students with backpacks for school.
Attendees will also benefit from educational sessions such as
“Minimizing Risk at Meetings & Events: A Police Detective’s
Eye-opening Advice,” presented by former L.A. detective Kevin
Coffey; and “Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Your Business,”
presented by speaker Yossi Ghinsberg.
For more information on this event, visit events.
Destination Caribbean Annual Event