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.
After record-breaking visitation in 2019, the Caribbean was well positioned for another stellar year. However, despite a very low infection rate in the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wide range of new challenges for stakeholders in the region.
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.