Luxury events for Chicago’s leading travel and media professionals hosted by #TeamTCI Turks and Caicos invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore Related Items:star awards, TCHTA Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Feb 2016 – What a time was had by the hotel and tourism ambassadors of the country during the 8th Annual Star awards last night held at the Tropicanna Show and Supper Club. There were 18 winners from the various resorts and allied members of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association who staged the event where scores of nominees were fielded. Winners included Villa Del Mar as Hotel of the Year; Housekeeper of the Year & Fan Favorite, from Beaches Resort – Elliot Talbot; Junior Bishop also from Beaches won Bartender of the Year; Grace Bay Club’s, Godfrey Williams earned Ambassador of the Year; Edwin Gallardo of Seven at Seven Stars is Chef of the Year; Tiersa Hall (say of the Hartling Group got Shining Star; it was a tie for Restaurant of the Year – Hemingways at the Sands and Lotus of Parrot Cay and Entertainer of the Year winner was named as Barbara Johnson. Stephen Wilson, QC at Graham Thompson and Co co-hosted with Magnetic Media’s Deandrea Hamilton, where sponsors included KPMG who processed winners, Gilley’s Enterprises, RBC Royal Bank, the Do it Center, LIME, Kishco/Kostco, FedEx, FortisTCI, ScotiaBank and InterCaribbean Airways who gave round trip vacations in the raffle including hotel to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and British Virgin Islands. More winners, more highlights, more sponsors of the Star Awards next time. TCI: Hard work happens each day, says new President of TC Hotel and Tourism Association; Strategic Action Plan unveiled
The Atlantic says it turned its first profit in decades in the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by double-digit revenue increases year-over-year in digital (up 70 percent), events (up 37 percent) and even print (up 27 percent). Overall advertising revenue grew 37 percent. Online traffic grew 34 percent, with TheAtlantic.com and TheAtlanticWire driving a monthly average of 5 million unique visitors. The Atlantic‘s November issue boasted the most ad pages of any issue in the magazine’s 153-year-history and out of 11 issues, eight were up double digits over 2009, according to publisher Jay Lauf. Much of the magazine’s success over the last year can be attributed to custom packages, such as cover unit packages sold against The Atlantic‘s “Brave Thinkers” issue. In his keynote address at the FOLIO: Show in June, Atlantic Media president Justin Smith said The Atlantic was projected to have a profitable fourth quarter and a “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011. According to Smith, the comeback was structured around creating a solid brand identity; a digital-first strategy; building a marketing services operation; expanding live events; and maintaining a relentless focus on hiring top talent.
In a reprieve to bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court Wednesday told the State Government not to enforce its order prohibiting functioning of non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday when the court will take up for hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban order.The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Anil R Dave asked the State Government to keep its hands off as it would hear the matter on Thursday when it was mentioned by a battery of senior lawyers representing different petitioners.The Kerala government has passed an order banning the sale of liquor at bars and hotels below the five-star category and the ban order comes into force on 11 September.