October 16, 2018

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 […]

Trinidad & Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honors

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T & T Wins Top Team, Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef Categories; Bahamas Takes Chef and Junior Chef of the Year Awards at Taste of the Caribbean 2018 MIAMI, FL (June 27, 2018) – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the […]

Tourism CHIEF upbeat about the Caribbean’s future

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CHTA’s Frank Comito expresses confidence in the Caribbean’s tourism performance MIAMI (June 4, 2018) – High consumer demand for a Caribbean travel experience and increased tourism investments in hotels and airport improvements bode well for the future of the Caribbean’s tourism sector, which is exceeding 2018 expectations despite the fact that some hotels in six […]

Barbados hotelier takes over as new CHTA President

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MIAMI (June 22, 2018) – This morning Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass took up office as the new President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Karolin Troubetzkoy, the regional trade association’s outgoing president, handed over the gavel to Affonso-Dass in an emotional transition at CHTA’s Annual General Meeting during which she was hailed for […]

Outgoing CHTA President hailed for contribution

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MIAMI (June 21, 2018) – As the fourth Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) gets under way in Miami this weekend, the CEO of the Caribbean’s largest private sector organization is paying tribute to one of its leaders for uniting the region in the aftermath of last September’s hurricanes. Frank Comito, CEO and Director General […]