October 6, 2022

MPE Caribbean Report Newsletter – September 5, 2022 -“SHARING THE STORY OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS”

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From Bevan Springer Happy Labor Day! Forward march, urges CHTA President The Caribbean tourism recovery is on track, but hard work and collaboration will be needed to sustain momentum and to overcome obstacles on the horizon. “Now is not the time to sit back and think that all will fall into place. While recovery so far has been considered robust, we […]

MPE CARIBBEAN REPORT NEWSLETTER – MAY 23, 2022

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From Bevan Springer MAY 23, 2022 Leaders upbeat about tourism sector Caribbean tourism leaders had a spirited discussion at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Florida last week about how their nations and territories survived the pandemic and their plans to woo investors in the future. We summarize the discussion below. From left: Ernest […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education launch 2022 Professional Development Program

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Initiative targets Caribbean hospitality employees on the management track  FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (May 14, 2022) – Caribbean hospitality employees are invited and encouraged to apply for admission to the Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program sponsored by Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF).  […]

Caribbean Report: Intra-Regional Discussions Take Flight

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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 […]

Jamaican Hotelier named new Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President

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Nicola Madden-Greig vows focus on tech, people and sustainabilityMIAMI (October 22, 2021) – Respected Caribbean hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig has been named the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The award-winning Jamaican businesswoman was elevated to the position during CHTA’s Annual General Meeting last week. She will serve the final year of […]

World Tourism Day Message from Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)

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MIAMI (September 26, 2021) – We at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) are pleased to join the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in marking World Tourism Day 2021 (September 27) under the theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”.  The theme is particularly relevant this year because all areas of our destinations across […]

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), […]