June 12, 2017 – Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) is pleased to announce that CEO Alex Zozaya was recognized with a “Jerry Award” during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week Tourism Industry Awards luncheon on June 8. The coveted award is presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated a passion for the development of the region and has dedicated time, energy, financial, personal and professional resources to its growth.
Under Zozaya’s leadership, ALG has become the leading provider of North American travelers to the Caribbean, and is also one of the largest employers in the region. An industry veteran, Zozaya leverages more than 30 years of experience to optimize global synergies between ALG’s six leading hospitality companies, including AMResorts®, which he founded in 2001.
“Winning the Jerry Award is a testament to Apple Leisure Group’s commitment to supporting the economic growth of the Caribbean, and I want to thank the CTO for this honor,” said Zozaya. “The region is consistently recognized as one of the most popular vacation destinations for North American travelers, and is an integral part of our growth strategy as we continue to seek opportunities to expand the footprint of our six luxury, all-inclusive resort brands.”
Through its subsidiary, AMResorts, ALG recently announced that it plans to sign its 100th resort by 2020, with several target markets throughout the Caribbean. In the past two years, the company entered Aruba and Puerto Rico, and has expanded its brand footprint extensively in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. AMResorts currently has 52 properties opened across six countries, and will have over 60 resorts, representing more than 24,000 rooms throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America by 2019.
The CTO, with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of over 30 countries and territories such as Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The organization’s main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people.
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About Apple Leisure Group
Apple Leisure Group® is a leading hospitality company holding a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Its vertically integrated business model and robust infrastructure leverages the expertise of six innovative subsidiaries to deliver exceptional value to savvy travelers and strong resort performance to owners. ALG’s award-winning subsidiaries include: Apple Vacations®, the world’s largest tour operator to Mexico and the Dominican Republic; Travel Impressions®, a prominent U.S. wholesaler possessing an extensive global portfolio; CheapCaribbean.com®, a popular online travel agency specializing in luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in Mexico and the Caribbean; AMResorts®, provider of marketing and brand management services to six luxury resort brands; Amstar DMC®, a destination management company offering premium airport transfers, tours and excursions; and Unlimited Vacation Club®, AMResorts’ popular guest loyalty program for discerning travelers who expect the very best in a vacation experience. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.