OBM International COO Mike Wilson to Discuss Sustainable Tourism at Caribbean & Latam Conference
OBM International COO Mike Wilson joined a leading group of Hospitality and Lifestyle experts at the 2017 Bisnow Caribbean & LATAM Forum in Miami. Wilson spoke to the audience about what it takes to have a successful sustainable tourism product in tropical and island nation locations throughout the region. Topics addressed during the panel included what makes hospitality and asset investment in the Caribbean and LATAM markets appealing and how to differentiate hospitality products through design and what are the factors driving growth.
Wilson shared insights garnered from OBM International’s work throughout the Caribbean including recent work developing the Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Antigua and Barbuda. Wilson shared key metrics from the Plan’s success: tourism expenditure increases 102% and over $1.1 billion in new and redevelopment tourism projects have begun since the plan’s adaptation, including the much-anticipated Half Moon Bay, also being designed by OBM International.
Speaking to an audience looking to invest in the region and evidenced by keynote presenter Governor Ricardo Rossello, remarking that Puerto Rico “is open for business,” the inaugural Caribbean & Latam focused event attracted nearly 100 developers, real estate, and construction industry professionals.