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    An ASTA educational event
    in the fun & sun of the Caribbean
    August 28-31, 2023
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    Hear from Caribbean Leaders
    from surrounding islands
    on the top travel trends

Schedule

View the agenda below for an overview of the daily activities. Agenda is subject to change.

Monday, August 28  
Time
Event
Location
All Day Attendee Arrivals
While event registration will begin at 12:00 PM, please note that hotel check-in time for this Beaches Resort is 4:00 PM. If your room is not ready when you arrive at the property, you can still enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer!
Beaches Resort
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Registration Open Caribbean Village
Turtles Bar
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Kick off this exciting event with appetizers, an open bar and a steel drum band! Stop by registration before the Welcome Reception so you can grab your badge, secure your dinner reservations, and say hello to the ASTA Staff!
Key West Village - Great Lawn
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dine Around on Property
You'll have 22 dining options to choose from! Grab a group of your peers and secure your reservations upon checking into your room. 
Dining Options
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Karaoke Party
Join the ASTA team for a night of musical revelry as we unleash our inner rock stars. Sing your heart out and enjoy the lively atmosphere with peers, creating unforgettable memories one song at a time.
Italian Village - Club Liquid
Tuesday, August 29  
Time Event Location
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast on Own
Enjoy a quiet breakfast on your own before jumping into the busy day ahead.
Dining Options
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM General Session
Speakers:
Emcee: Sarah Little, Vice President Business Development, ASTA
  • Zane Kerby, President & CEO, ASTA
  • Gary Sadler, Executive Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations at Unique Vacations, Inc
  • Hon. Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage & Culture, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Keynote - The Power of Resilience by Dr. Jeff Barnes, Author & Motivational Speaker, The Wisdom of Walt
Caribbean Village
Conference Center
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Caribbean Village
Conference Center Pre-function Area
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Morning Sessions
Speakers:
  • Gebhard Rainer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sandals Resorts International
  • Ian Gooding-Edghill, Minister of Tourism and Transportation, Barbados
  • Anthony Meloro, Business Development Support, Trade & Host Industry Relations, Royal Caribbean International
Caribbean Village
Conference Center
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Group Lunch
All attendees are invited to dine together along with the Unique Vacations and ASTA staff.
Schooners
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Sessions
Speakers:
  • Hon. Dr. Ernest Hillaire, Minister of Tourism, Investment, Culture Creative Industry & Information, St. Lucia
  • Michael Cepeda, Business Development Manager, MSC Cruises
  • Hon. Ruisandro Cijntje, Minister of Economics & Tourism, Curacao
Caribbean Village
Conference Center
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee Break Caribbean Village
Conference Center
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon Sessions
Speakers:
  • Hon. Henry Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs, Antigua & Barbuda
  • Zane Kerby, President & CEO, ASTA
  • Lyndon Gardiner, Chairman of InterCaribbean Airways
  • Hon. Lennox John Andrews, Minister of Economic Development, Planning Tourism, ICT, Creative Economy, Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries & Cooperatives, Grenada
Caribbean Village -  
Conference Center
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Supplier Hosted Dine Around on Property
Have dinner with one of our event partners this evening. Reservations available upon onsite check-in. Supplier selection is on a first-come first-served basis.
Dining Options
Wednesday, August 30  
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast on Own Dining Options
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Supplier Partner Networking
Experience the thrill of speed networking as you connect with 17 different exhibitors, including representatives from 9 distinct tourism boards, offering a unique opportunity to expand your industry connections and explore exciting Caribbean destinations. For the full list of event partners, click here
Caribbean Village
Conference Center
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Resort Tours
You'll have the opportunity to tour the exquisite property of Beaches Turks & Caicos, immersing yourself in its breathtaking beauty and amenities.
Beaches Property
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on Own Dining Options
12:30 PM -  4:30 PM Turks Discovery & Treasure Hunt Tour

Explore North & Middle Caicos and discover its rich history and captivating stories. Sightseeing includes: Wades Green Plantation, Flamingo Pond, The Caves, Bambara Beach, and Three Mary Cays. 
This tour includes lunch at 
Mudjin Harbour Restaurant.

Meet: Caribbean Village - Lobby
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Bus Tour: Get to Know Provo
Day time tour – Enjoy the scenic views, beautiful culture and greatest cuisines in Providenciales. This is a bus tour with 8 stops which include: Ports of Call, The Hole, Chesire Hall, Junkanoo Museum, Turks Brewery, and Blue Mountain.
This tour includes lunch at Omars Beach Hut. 
Meet: Caribbean Village - Lobby
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dive Training: Scuba Education Session: In Classroom CANCELLED  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Dive Training in Pool: GROUP 1 CANCELLED  
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Island Routes Catamaran Cruise

Prepare yourself for the ultimate offshore adventure in the islands! Step aboard our luxurious 65 ft. Kitty Katt catamaran, where the DJ sets the mood with cool beats as we set sail to discover thriving coral reefs and picturesque coastlines.

Enjoy some time to snorkel or simply unwind and relax with a refreshing drink in hand. Our catamaran provides the perfect platform to soak in the breathtaking views while enjoying the comfort and luxury of our onboard amenities.

Meet: Caribbean Village - Watersports Dock
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Farewell Reception & Dinner
Celebrate a successful event with an unforgettable closing reception and dinner, featuring an elegant plated dinner and soulful entertainment. 
Speakers:
  • Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Tourism, Investment & Aviation, Bahamas
  • Hon. Charles W. Misick, Premier, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Gary Sadler, Executive Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations at Unique Vacations, Inc
  • Zane Kerby, President & CEO, ASTA
French Village - Pool Area
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Silent Disco After Party
The fun isn't over just yet! Dance the night away at the poolside silent disco. Groove to your beats using wireless headphones, creating a vibrant atmosphere under the starlit sky.
French Village - Pool Area
Thursday, August 31  
All Day Airport Transfers: Departure Lounge

All persons staying in the Caribbean, French and Italian Village will depart from the Departure lounge located in the French Village right behind the Red Lane Spa. The day before your departure, you will receive a departure envelope that will have your flight times, bag pull time, shuttle times and a room folio.

Providenciales International
Airport (PLS)