Bermuda To Host CHICOS Conference Again

January 16, 2018

Parris Jordan, Chairman of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit [CHICOS] announced that the 2018 edition of CHICOS is now set for November 8-9, 2018 and will be hosted at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda.

“The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has been an exceptional partner for CHICOS and we are honored to return to the island nation in 2018,” says Jordan. “The leadership of the BTA and the support of the entire hospitality community in Bermuda enables us to move forward with new and innovative perspectives and ideas.

Pictured left to right: Alessandro Colantonio, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Capital Markets – Gencom, Kevin Dallas, BTA CEO , Parris Jordan, Chairman – CHICOS, Premier David Burt and his wife Kristin Burt, Jamahl Simmons, Minister of Economic Development & Tourism, and Paul Telford, Managing Director – Rosewood Bermuda. Photo by Nhuri Bashir.

Premier with group at Rosewood Bermuda Jan 2018

“Our heart beats with a Caribbean rhythm,” says Kevin Dallas, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

“We are honored to welcome CHICOS back and are eager to showcase Bermuda and further discussions with the hundreds of investors, bankers, lenders and other interested hospitality developers. CHICOS is a critical venue for all of us to promote continued growth.”

The announcement said, as the CHICOS team “assemble the program contents, we can be sure of specific topics that are important to the region and are to be included in the agenda:

  • “Recovery updates from the island countries impacted by last year’s storms;
  • “Disruptors and new paradigms for the Caribbean, off the heels of the successful sessions at last year’s CHICOS event featuring executives from AirBNB and Expedia;
  • “Continued interest by equity investors seeking opportunities in the region;
  • “Topics concerning ‘diversity’ in the region;
  • “The significance and on-going efforts for airlift intra-and inter-Caribbean airlift to support positive tourism and development growth.”

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  1. Lol says:

    Love it Premier Burt. Continue you the great work. You are a wonderful example for young black men a like. Thank you sir

    • Lol says:

      *Continue to

    • Double S says:

      It was the BTA that attracted them here last time and it was the BTA that attracted them back a second time.

  2. Our hearts beat with the Caribbean rhythm!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • And they were telling us for years we are not in the Caribbean, paying you $1000 a week is becoming taxing.

      • mixitup says:

        The majority of the people in this country can trace their lineage to some Island is the Caribbean, I would personally agree that the heart of this Island Beats with the same rhythm… Considering for 100′s of years we were told that they were beneath us… Glad to see Bermudians waking up.

      • Zevon says:

        We are not in the Caribbean. When tourists cancelled because of hurricanes in the Caribbbean you said how stupid they are. You can’t have it both ways.

        • I know we are not in de Caribbean numb nut, Black Bermudians were encouraged and brainwashed to believe that they were isolated in culture from our relatives because we had a better life and we fell for it.

        • mixitup says:

          Where did anyone say that Bermuda was ‘in’ the Caribbean? We are not in England either but no one denies that heritage do they?

    • Toodle-oo says:

      ” Our hearts beat with the Caribbean rhythm!!!!!!!!!!!! ”

      Speaking for yourself as usual .

    • Ok says:

      Like Collie Budz right?

  3. mixitup says:

    Thank you to our Gov’t and the BTA for their work in capturing this conference yet again! Job well done!

    • mixitup says:

      I retract this and I thank the hard working Bermudians who made this event successful the first time around!

  4. cpm says:

    Our people are quick to demonise the Mother Country but happy enough to go there and enjoy housing and benefits
    Surely if our roots are in the Caribbean why aren’t we going there to claim the same benefits