October 14, 2019

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – September 29, 2019

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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), […]

Tourism matters: New airlift into Barbados

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Barbados has been hugely successful in attracting new airlift and all our major markets have largely benefitted, most notably the United States. The new German Wings upcoming three flights each week from Frankfurt hopefully will dramatically increase our Continental European visitors. Not just from Germany, but from all […]

Quotable Caribbean

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February 3, 2019 “It is very overwhelming. The truth is all of us in the industry work very hard on a daily basis and so many other hoteliers are deserving of this.” – Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group, and 2019 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year“Sunil (Chatrani) is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tourism Matters: We live in hope!

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Having watched the recently filmed interview with the new Minister of Tourism and International Transport in its entirety, where he concluded that our cruise sector is in “a state of deep crisis”, frankly I was quite shocked. Like many of us who have substantially invested in land based […]