Caribbean Tourism Returns.

. . . Set To Rise Again

The tourist industry in the Caribbean Basin was enjoying record revenues prior to the devastating impact of the American Great Recession in 2008-09. American tourists suddenly stopped traveling, causing critical cutbacks to hospitality providers in many of these countries which relied upon American tourists for a majority of their revenues. Existing resort hotels cut prices to the bone and many new resort developments were abandoned or foreclosed by financial lenders. Now, after five years of gloom and doom, signs of returning economic progress have motivated hoteliers to plan for a resurgence of the tourist industry. During 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, leading American hoteliers have announced plans for […]

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New Year Ahead as anticipated by Parker Associates.

The 2013 Year Ahead

The 2013 Year Ahead News media of all kinds, including “expert” subscription publications, are full of diverse opinions about national and regional economic scenarios in 2013. The gloom merchants are projecting dire global consequences from the United States’ political stalemate that continues even after the strong Obama win in the presidential election.  The happy faces are projecting political compromise, with increasing strength in the stock market and employment growth.  As usual, the vast majority of cautious forecasters are hedging their opinions with “if come” statements prior to projecting economic stability with modest growth throughout the calendar year. Their forecasts are based on historical trends rather than current consumer research. Most […]

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IBS - International Builders Show.

International Builders Show 2012

We aren’t presenting this year, but we will be attending many of the events and will be exploring the exhibit hall on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. We’d enjoy the opportunity to discuss any of your projects or ideas with you or just to sit down and chat about the state of the market and where it is going. Please contact us at jchris@parkerassociates.com or call us at 904-992-9888 to let us know where and when and we’ll be there.

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