Quotable Caribbean: Paul DaSilva, Michael Cleaver, Charles Schumer and more…


Captain Paul DaSilva (left) and First Officer Karen Tulloch in the flight deck at V.C. Bird International Airport.
Captain Paul DaSilva (left) and First Officer Karen Tulloch in the flight deck at V.C. Bird International Airport.

“While I consider flying my hobby, I found training to be the most satisfying part of my job. As a simulator instructor, I also learned a lot from observing other pilots’ performance. My stint as Chief Pilot also taught me the ‘other side’ of the aviation business and the experience was invaluable.” – Paul DaSilva, retiring LIAT captain

“These additional frequencies serving Dominica and Tortola will ensure our customers are able to connect via St. Maarten to WINAIR’s and our partner’s route networks.” – Michael Cleaver, President and CEO, WINAIR (Soualiga Newsday)

“We want to blow the whistle on this before it happens. Enough already. They charge a fee for peanuts, for leg room, for just about anything. Luggage companies have made carry-on bags and now, all of a sudden, millions of them won’t fit.” – Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator for New York (TravelMole)

“Cabin OK is a voluntary program for airlines and for consumers. This is clearly an issue that is close to the heart of travelers. We need to get it right. Today we are pausing the rollout and launching a comprehensive reassessment of the Cabin OK program with plans to further engage program participants, the rest of our members, and other key stakeholders.” – Tom Windmuller, Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

“With its extraordinary location and high level of service, the addition of Alegria (in St. Maarten) to the Ascend Hotel Collection elevates the portfolio like never before. This boutique-style property set in the middle of paradise offers guests a truly unique travel experience and convenient access to one of the most popular beaches in the world.” – Michael Murphy, Senior Vice President of Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International

“Summer is always going to be difficult. The room stock with regards to the demand – the demand is always lower in the summer and that is why we chose to do renovations during that time. So the 25 plus hotels under renovation will not impact our occupancy in terms of demand, but it will be a difficult summer as usual.” – Sunil Chatrani, Chairman, Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (Barbados Today)

“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde, Writer

“Quotable Caribbean” is compiled by Marketplace Excellence Corporation, a full-service, integrated marketing agency committed to excellence in the fields of public relations, marketing and media coaching.



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