This new age of travel means visitors have new questions as they plan their trips.
What is the flying experience like? How have hotels changed? How can I ensure that I feel safe? How is the on-island experience different?
To answer some of the questions, Caribbean Journal has launched a new CJ Webinar series with Marriott International focused on Caribbean destinations and the protocols and practices of their reopening plans.
The first Caribbean destination to reopen was the US Virgin Islands, which officially reopened to tourists on June 1.
The latest CJ Webinar, presented in partnership with Mariott International, brought together top tourism industry leaders from the USVI to explain how the experience has changed — and why travelers can feel confident.
The panel included Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism; Dale McKinney, Regional Manager for the Caribbean at Delta Air Lines; Cliff Brutus, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas; and Lisa Hamilton, President of the US Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association.
“The new realities of travel mean that destinations, airlines, hotels need to explain what’s expected from travelers, and what travelers can expect from them,” said Alexander Britell, editor-in-chief of Caribbean Journal, who moderated the webinar. “Our new webinar series is all about facilitating that conversation.”
You can watch the full Webinar below: