December 18, 2018

Travel partners train Caribbean hospitality sector on diversity

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MIAMI (December 16, 2018) – Recognizing the changing dynamics in the global tourism industry and the imperative to meet customers’ needs and expectations, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) in partnership with two of its corporate partners, Interval International and Virgin Holidays, has launched a new program to support the training and […]

CHTA President calls for greater investment in Caribbean people

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (November 27, 2018) – While millions are drawn to the Caribbean’s natural beauty and attractions every year, it is the creativity and warmth of the people that keep visitors returning, asserts Patricia Affonso-Dass, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference […]

Caribbean tourism stakeholders work to protect and regrow coral reefs

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MIAMI (November 28, 2018) – Recognizing the environmental and economic value of healthy coral reefs, and the dangers posed by warmer oceans and more intense hurricanes, a group of tourism-focused organizations have joined forces to help protect and regenerate Caribbean reefs. The nonprofit Tourism Cares, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Grupo […]

Caribbean not taking full advantage of tourism’s benefits says CHTA CEO

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Market power of the region to go on full display at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica this January MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (October 31, 2018) – Empty hotel rooms are costing the Caribbean billions of dollars in economic opportunity each year, warned Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). […]

Caribbean launches “THE RHYTHM NEVER STOPS” Marketing campaign

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To view video go to: https://youtu.be/yJlbu2Ig_m8 Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association partner on regional marketing MIAMI (October 11, 2018) – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in […]

The View from Europe: Who owns tourism?

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now You will not find the word ‘over tourism’ in the Oxford English Dictionary. Despite this it is being used increasingly by tourism professionals around the world. It describes the experience of residents in locations where large numbers of visitors are seriously disrupting local lives, causing environmental damage, placing […]

World Tourism Day Message

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From the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association By Patricia Affonso-Dass, President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association The Caribbean’s tourism sector is uniquely important to economic and social life in the region, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will indeed be celebrating World Tourism Day 2018 when it is launched in Budapest, Hungary on […]

Haiti’s Le Plaza: More than just a hotel

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General manager builds resilience into hotel operations MIAMI (September 4, 2018) – Blessed with generations of family leadership – and having overcome the challenges of natural disasters as well as underfunded governments and economic instability – the executive management at Le Plaza Hotel know as much about resilience, creativity and the power of networking as […]

CHTA engages on recovery plans at Clinton Global Initiative

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MIAMI (August 27, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. As this year’s hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the Association’s senior officials were among more than 350 […]

CHTA congratulates Karolin Troubetzkoy on SLHTA election

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Monday, July 30, 2018 — Miami, Florida – Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), congratulated the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) on the  election of Karolin Troubetzkoy as its new president. Karolin Troubetzkoy,  immediate past president of CHTA and Executive Director of Anse Chastanet and Jade […]