The Caribbean Consulting Story
Richard Holm and Marie van Rooyen discovered our unique synergy while working at IBM/Prodigy during the early development of online services and the internet.
Collaborating on projects such as American Airline's EAASY SABRE (which they helped evolve into Travelocity) - Richard and Marie rarely agreed on anything.
It quickly became apparent that when they finally did come to a consensus - it was something that everyone, including designers, technical programmers, corporate executives, clients and most importantly - the buying public found understandable, usable and successful in the world of online marketing.
After their pioneering efforts at IBM, Richard and Marie each went their separate ways (see bios below). They were both very successful - but found they were each missing that 'other perspective', marketing synergy and intangible 'magic' the happened when working together.
Since re-uniting in 2003, their clients now benefit from this unique perspective and intangible synergy that clients often refer to as magic!
We have now added Anita Soto as our newest consultant. Many of you will know Anita from her years as Membership Director of the Caribbean Hotel Association working with John Bell in the San Juan headquarters. Anita brings a wealth of experience throughout the Caribbean and will be an important asset for our clients.
The Caribbean Consulting Team
Marie van Rooyen
Partner - Southington, Connecticut
A pioneer in interactive travel and e-commerce with more than 20 years travel experience, Marie brings innovative travel sales & marketing concepts that form the foundation of online travel marketing. She's also a great resource if you need a short term, on-site manager or owner's representative!
Associate - Miami, Florida
As Membership Director for the Caribbean Hotel Association working with hotel association executives throughout the region. Anita knows the Caribbean better than anyone! Fluent in Spanish, French and English - Anita brings together seemingly disparate ideas/goals into one unified solution.
Partner - San Juan, Puerto Rico
With more than 30 years experience in Travel Sales, Software Development, Hotel Owner/Management, Marketing Strategy and IReal Estate - Richard brings a 'hands-on' perspective to Consulting. PR Insurance Adjuster Lic. 34137 PR Real Estate Lic. V-3090
Mailing Address: 655 Ave R. H. Todd, PMB 207, San Juan, PR 00907 :: Office Address: 456 Calle Saldaña, San Juan, PR 00909
FREE Consultation for Hotel & Tourism Professionals*
*Caribbean Consulting's FREE Consulting for Hotel/Tourism Professionals
- We know that sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands your situation within the hotel/tourism industry.
- If you own an hotel, manage a hotel association, or operate a national or regional tourism organization - you can contact Caribbean Consulting for a FREE one-hour consultation.
- We'll be happy to share our experience and recommendations to help you out of your immediate situation.
- Based on your particular circumstances, we'll listen and help as best we can within a one-hour call. If your situation requires more time - we'll discuss options and services that are appropriate to your situation.
All Free Consulting Services are subject to availability and mutual scheduling.
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