The Russian intelligence-gathering vessel Viktor Leonov returned to Trinidad for a second time this year and was docked near the Hyatt yesterday. The vessel is expected to depart today.
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Region to mark Aviation Day
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is collaborating with regional agencies—Airports Council International (ACI), Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)—to host the Second Caribbean Aviation Day. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme Improving the Passenger Experience and Securing Sustainable Market Growth in the Caribbean: A Review of the Latest Technological Trends, Operational Best Practices, Cost Implications and Strategies for 2014 and Beyond.
Caribbean Aviation Day 2014 will be held on September 16 in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, one day prior to the CTO State of the Industry Conference. This event will gather the regional tourism and transport authorities as well as CEOs and senior executives of airlines operating within the Greater Caribbean. Aviation Day meetings are intended to provide a platform for dialogue among the regional tourism and transport sectors and facilitate the formation of strategic alliances among key regional and international stakeholders. In this regard, the meeting will discuss important matters pertaining to connectivity, passenger security, border control technologies and air traffic management among others, indicative of the opportunities and challenges facing the region.
The discussions aim to enhance the knowledge and awareness of regional policy makers in support of development of strategies to address issues affecting intra-regional travel and air connectivity among the countries of the Greater Caribbean. Speakers include civil aviation authorities, tourism and aviation industry experts and representatives of regional tourism and air transport organisations.
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