September 15, 2019

Caribbean Travel Market Place open for registration

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Premier Caribbean travel and tourism marketing event set for Baha Mar, Bahamas in 2020MIAMI (August 22, 2019) – The 2020 Caribbean Travel Marketplace, at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, is now open for registration. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), producers of the Caribbean’s largest and longest-standing tourism marketing event, has started its countdown for […]

Cartagena Tourism Association joins CHTA as first new destination in 15 years

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MIAMI (April 16, 2019) – Cartagena, the colonial port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, joined the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) as its 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years.   COTELCO Cartagena, a chapter of Colombia’s hotel and tourism […]

Bahamas to host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2020

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NASSAU, Bahamas (February 22, 2019) – Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean’s marquee tourism marketing event, will take place in The Bahamas at Baha Mar, the country’s newest integrated resort destination, in early 2020. Speaking to reporters in The Bahamas yesterday, Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), officially […]

CHTA shares optimistic 2019 tourism forecast

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (February 4, 2019) – Caribbean tourism officials are upbeat about 2019 and confidently expect another year of positive growth bolstered by increased airlift, improved sales, ongoing investments in hotel upgrades and refurbishments, and new properties coming on stream. Speaking with reporters at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean […]

CHTA President hails Caribbean diversity, beauty and strength of its people

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (January 30, 2019) – President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass hailed the diversity of the region, its incredible natural beauty and people as core strengths as she called for the Caribbean to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world.  Kicking off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace to welcome Chinese buyers to Jamaica

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA (January 17, 2019) – For the first time in Caribbean Travel Marketplace history, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a large contingent of Chinese travel buyers. Twenty companies will join more than 1,000 delegates registered for what promises to be a dynamic edition of the event slated for this month […]

The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference

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From Caribbean Journal The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to the Montego Bay Convention Center Jan. 29-31. This year’s CTM, which is produced by CHTA in collaboration […]

Increased airlift to the Caribbean fuels new opportunities

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MIAMI (December 13, 2018) – The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Director General and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank Comito, encouraged regional stakeholders to get ready for what the association […]

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). […]

CHTA, tourism cares deploy hurricane recovery resources to spur Caribbean tourism

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MIAMI (August 3, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible. In a joint statement […]