November 3, 2023
The U.S. Virgin Islands To Host 2023 CHICOS Conference
Now in its 12th year, CHICOS has been lauded as the leading hospitality conference in the Caribbean region.
The U.S. Virgin Islands will be home of the 2023 Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit, or CHICOS.
Now in its 12th year, CHICOS has been lauded as the leading hospitality conference in the Caribbean region. The conference, which will take place November 12-14 at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas, will host over 300 attendees, including representatives from well-known hotel brands plus industry stakeholders and investment firms.
The CHICOS Summit will allow industry professionals to network, discuss industry trends, and explore investment opportunities. Its series of breakout sessions and panels include presentations by 70 speakers such as Angela Musgrove, CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos, Cathay-Ann Joseph, manager of eastern Caribbean airport operations at American Airlines, and Ian Gooding-Edghill, minister of tourism for Barbados.
Joseph Boschulte, commissioner of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, is looking forward to hosting the three-day affair.
“We are honored to welcome CHICOS to our amazing islands. This conference presents an exceptional opportunity for prominent stakeholders to explore the untapped potential and abundant investment opportunities within the thriving Caribbean hospitality industry. We look forward to showcasing the U.S. Virgin Islands as a premier destination and engaging in fruitful discussions that will shape the future of tourism in our region,” Boschulte said in a press release.
The U.S. Virgin Islands saw a 15% increase in tourism in the winter of 2022-2023. Shared economy accommodations such as Airbnb saw a 10% increase in revenue, while traditional hotels averaged a 75% occupancy rate, making the island a premier location for potential investors and developers.
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