HVS CHICOS and Bermuda Tourism Authority to Contribute to Caribbean Relief Efforts

In light of the recent tragedies affecting the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (HVS CHICOS) has made a donation to the Rotary Foundation of the Caribbean in support of relief and recovery efforts for islands impacted by the recent storms. Additionally, representing a nation unaffected by the current natural disasters, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has matched the HVS CHICOS donation to assist its brothers and sisters in the region.  Given its Atlantic location, Bermuda is more than 1,000 miles out of the path of the recent storms and is fortunately safe and welcoming visitors.
 
As Chairman of CHICOS, a native of the Caribbean and frequent resident, visitor and traveler, the sustainability of the region is of utmost and personal importance to me,” says Parris Jordan, Chairman of HVS CHICOS. “Having been through challenging hurricane situations in the past, I have personal experience working directly with the Rotary Foundation in the Caribbean, and I have the utmost confidence that our contributions will be used effectively and efficiently.”
Jordan will also serve on the Rotary Foundation’s Advisory Committee to ensure the funds are allocated as they were planned.
 
Our heart beats with a Caribbean rhythm – we have family, friends and colleagues greatly impacted by Irma and Maria,” says Kevin Dallas, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “In addition to joining forces with CHICOS in matching the donation to the Rotary Foundation, we are pitching in to help islands bounce back.  We’ve dispatched soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment to aid in recovery, deployed electric company professionals to get power restored, donated funds and goods to those in need, and provided refuge out here for some of those whose homes are lost.”
 
The Rotary Foundation, which has a history of operating in the region with nations impacted by hurricanes, is working to provide impacted countries with necessities such as water, canned food, and clothing. The organization has outstanding ratings, being named by CNBC as one of the “Top 10 Charities in the World.”  Every dollar of the proceeds received will be donated directly to beneficiaries in the Caribbean.
 
The Rotary Foundation, which has a history of operating in the region with nations impacted by hurricanes, is working to provide impacted countries with necessities such as water, canned food, and clothing. The organization has outstanding ratings, being named by CNBC as one of the “Top 10 Charities in the World.”  Every dollar of the proceeds received will be donated directly to beneficiaries in the Caribbean.
 
For more information on how to contribute to the Rotary Foundation’s Caribbean relief efforts, click here.

About CHICOS:
Staged by HVS, CHICOS brings together more than 300 regional and international investors and operators as well as the region’s leading decision makers. CHICOS 2017 will have delegates and speakers from governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel chain executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors, architects and designers – all to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities. www.hvschicos.com

About Bermuda:  
Located in the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina’s coast, the island of Bermuda is just a two-hour nonstop flight from most eastern U.S. airports. Attracting adventure seekers, explorers, romantics and originals, Bermuda is where people, cultures, and an alluring mystique swirl together, connecting visitors to a place far from everyday life. The island’s legendary pink-sand beaches, frozen-in-time historic towns, and pastel-coloured buildings stand out at first. But it’s Bermuda’s original, ever evolving take on island life that brings travelers out here again and again. The Bermuda experience is elegantly relaxed and genuinely warm, celebrating culture, reveling in nature and staying open to whatever is around the bend.

Visit:

www.gotobermuda.com 

www.facebook.com/bermudatourism

www.twitter.com/bermuda

About HVS
HVS, the world’s leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, mixed-use, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2015. Established in 1980, the company performs 4,500+ assignments each year for hotel and real estate owners, operators, and developers worldwide. HVS principals are regarded as the leading experts in their respective regions of the globe. Through a network of more than 40 offices and more than 350 professionals, HVS provides an unparalleled range of complementary services for the hospitality industry.  HVS.com
2017-10-04T08:59:11+00:00October 4th, 2017|Tags: , |