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Marriott plans to double its LatAm presence in two years

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Marriott President for Latin America Craig Smith predicts strong growth for Latin America in the coming years.

Marriott is bullish on growth in the Latin America says the company’s newly-appointed President for Latin America, Craig Smith. Smith is the first to occupy that role, which was only created four months ago; prior to this, Latin America shared a category with the Southeastern United States in Marriott’s corporate structure. “That the CEO felt strong enough about the region to place a president here is a very strong statement,” says Smith, who is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and has worked and lived throughout the region. In an interview with LBC Smith says increased tourist infrastructure, strong economies, and a growing middle class are changing travel in the region, and outlines some of Marriott’s plans for expansion in the region.

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