News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: The Realities of Intra-Caribbean Tourism are get to be discussed by a panel of top regional air line executives next month, including the Curacao-based Insel Air CEO, Albert Kluyver.
Kluyver, along with the CEOs of Liat and Seabourne Airlines will debate the topic at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), set for October 15-18 in Martinique under the theme: ‘Perfecting the Experience, Delivering Authenticity.’
Kluyve says regional carriers can be major contributors to the development of the Caribbean by providing reliable intra-Caribbean service and by bringing in visitors from the rest of the Americas.
“We will explore major elements for improvement that could increase the efficiency and volume of the transportation sector in the Caribbean,” said Kluyver, who co-founded Insel Air in 2006.
Together with his brother and business partner, Niko, he founded and currently manages Willemstad Private Equity Fund, which invests in a variety of Caribbean-based companies involved in trade, financial services, transportation and real estate.
The general session panel is set for Thursday October 17th and will be moderated by the former Liat CEO Brian Challenger. It will also feature the current Liat CEO, Ian Brunton and Gary Foss, the CEO of Seaborne Airlines.
The October 15-18 conference will be preceded by a series of business meetings, including the meetings of the board of directors and the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism at Hotel La Pagerie, on the Isle of Flowers, Martinique. For more information on the conference and registration, visit the CTO website: www.onecaribbean.org.