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Stiles Bennet beat me to the Turks and Caicos this year. The vice president and head of marketing at Newport, R.I.-based Wimco Villas, a private villa rental company, traveled to The Turks in March. I didn't make my trip until July.In a sense, we were doing the same thing: going to the Caribbean on business. OK, it was pleasurable work, and yes, there definitely was rest and relaxation involved, but it was business nevertheless. I was on a travel-writing assignment (my other life) and liked the idea of going to The Turks because, in the erratic Caribbean villa rental market, the island group was outclassing the competition and I was curious to see what was going on.Bennet wanted to reacquaint himself with some of the villas his company was renting and to check on the local proper...