ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022 — doing it better in The Bahamas
The Bahamas'Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Aviation Chester Cooper (left), his wife, and the executive chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) Adam Stewart enjoying the moment at the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Caribbean Showcase 2022 in Nassau, The Bahamas. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

The first Caribbean showcase staged by the 17,000-strong American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) took Nassau in The Bahamas by storm from September 11 to 14, 2022, affording 130 of its members a blast, while updating them on the spectacular moves being made by the tourism industry in the region. Jamaica Observer Photo Editor Joseph Wellington was along for the ride and captured the highlights:

These travel advisors are caught up in the spirit of the moment at the mixology session which was part of the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022.
Gebhard Rainer (left), CEO of Sandals Resorts International, and Zane Kerby, president of the American Society of Travel Advisors, in a tete-a-tete at the Caribbean Showcase 2022.
Travel advisor Robin Demoy (right) of A Wave From IT All Travel is having a blast, and Andy Blanco, chief operating officer of Unique Vacations Inc, is happy to oblige at the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022.
Travel advisors and tourism officials from the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean attend the reception to welcome them to ASTA's Caribbean Showcase 2022 at the Sandals Royal Bahamian.
Jamaica made its presence felt at the trade show which was part of the American Society of Travel Advisors Caribbean Showcase 2022 in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Corrine Mutarelli (third from right) and her husband Peter Mutarelli, president of Travel Showcase were the lucky winners of a vacation for two at the Sandals Dunns River which is scheduled to open next year in St Ann. They will travel business class on American Airlines and enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner at the resort. Sharing their moment are (from left) Karlene Angus Smith, Alice McCalla and Sarah Little, vice-president of ASTA which staged Caribbean Showcase 2022.
Some of the travel advisors from Panama pose for our camera in the company of staff from Unique Vacations Inc, affiliate of the worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches resorts.
The husband and wife team of Melissa and Salek Shafiqullah, cruise planners from Tucson, Arizona, is having fun at the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022 at the Sandals Royal Bahamian.
Travel advisors dancing the night away at the end of the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022 at the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Sandals, Director of Romance and Weddings Marsha-Ann Donaldson Brown in her gripping presentation at ASTA's Caribbean Showcase 2022 in Nassau, The Bahamas last week.
The steel band steals the show at the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022 at the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in Nassau.
Gary Sadler, executive vice-president of Unique Vacations Inc, running things at the ASTA Caribbean Showcase 2022 opening ceremony.

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