December 10, 2023


Daren Sammy D “I’ve made it known; coaching was not something I aspired to do during my playing days but it’s a role that actually chose me. I’m a work in progress.” – Daren Sammy, Head Coach, West Indies ODI and T20 teams (SportsMax) “The New DMMO (Destination Marketing and Management Organization), Experience Turks and Caicos, […]

Memories from CHTA Marketplace 41

CARIBBEAN TOURISM AUTHORITY – Memories from CHTA Marketplace 41 The MPE Caribbean Tourism Authority is a resource for tourism stakeholders interested in marketing, branding and promoting the unique Caribbean experience. To share stories, information or intelligence, contact us at [email protected]. MAY 17, 2023 Memories from CHTA Marketplace 41 We are delighted to share a sampling of photo highlights […]

NOTED BY BEVAN SPRINGER – MAY 7, 2023 Caribbean Travel Marketplace: More than meetings

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 41st Caribbean Travel Marketplace is set to take place in Barbados over the next few days, and as someone who is deeply invested in the Caribbean tourism sector, I couldn’t be more excited to be “back home” for this event.  For many of us who work in Caribbean tourism, travel and hospitality, the past few […]


Neil Walters, Acting Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization “We are thrilled to be able to bring back this important event (Caribbean Week in New York) that highlights the dynamism of the Caribbean and our strong connection to the Northeastern USA, which is one of our primary source markets.” – Neil Walters, Acting Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism […]

Caribbean Report: Intra-Regional Discussions Take Flight

Stimulating the return of the intra-Caribbean travel market came into focus during back-to-back discussions produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) last week. The sessions featured leading travel and tourism stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Highlights of the first session are shared below. Catch the full action, including the presentation slides here. Albert Bryan […]

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – September 29, 2019

“We are determined to collaborate with our community, the private sector and educational institutions to advocate for cogent curricula to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector, so (that) many more of our people can benefit from all of tourism’s contributions to our economy and society.” – Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of […]

World Tourism Day Message from Patricia Affonsa-Dass President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019   The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, “Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all”, is particularly relevant for the Caribbean because no other sector creates more jobs or more opportunities in a wider variety of professions and skills.  In addition to the 2.5 million people employed directly, many more benefit indirectly […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association seeks jobs for hurricane-affected workers

MIAMI (September 24, 2019) – Working with public and private sector tourism partners in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and South Florida, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and its counterpart the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched “Tourism Jobs for Bahamians” to secure temporary employment for these industry professionals.   Hurricane Dorian, one of […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and The Nature Conservancy forge ties

Agreement Inked to Protect the Environment and Promote Tourism Sustainability   MIAMI (August 25, 2019) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has teamed up with one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to help create a more resilient Caribbean where tourism thrives while communities benefit and natural resources are […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association recognises Tourism Excellence

MIAMI (July 10, 2019) – St. Maarten hotel association executive Wyb Meijer, Aruban guest experience supervisor Berlinda Engelhardt, and Puerto Rican Security Supervisor Luis de Jesus were named among three Caribbean tourism industry stakeholders who have exemplified excellence across the region’s bread and butter industry. Meijer, Executive Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), […]