Oualie Beach Resort Hotel – Nevis Island
Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
August 07, 2008 (CUOPM)
Small hotels in the Caribbean need to better prepare themselves to serve individual niche markets with a more personalized experience, says St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Minister of State for Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Ricky Skerritt.
Minister Skerritt made the remark ahead of the Caribbean Hotels Retreat to be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino from Oct. 1-3, 2008.
“With the majority of hotel properties in St Kitts & Nevis falling within the small hotel category, it will be beneficial to our hoteliers that we host the small hotels conference this coming October. St. Kitts & Nevis offers a range of product from high-end Plantation Inns to more mid-market hotels and dive resorts in our small hotels product line,” said Sen. Skerritt.
He said that as a former Board member of a small hotel, “I appreciate the peculiar challenges that small hotels face in an increasingly competitive market, but I also believe that our small hotels need to better prepare and position themselves to serve individual niche markets with a more personalized experience.”
“Serving the needs of the small and independent hoteliers” is the theme for the small hoteliers to be held by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), in conjunction with the St. Kitts & Nevis Hotel & Tourism Association.