December 6, 2023


Happy National Senior Citizens Day On National Senior Citizens Day we are encouraged to explore the diversity of aging experiences and challenge the dominant narrative on aging by seeking fulfillment as we grow older.  Indeed, more of our elders are eschewing retirement (and golf courses) to work longer into their later years, thereby enriching our lives with their experience […]

NOTED BY BEVAN SPRINGER – NOVEMBER 18, 2022 – “Life Lessons from Leo” for Caribbean Tourism

NOVEMBER 18, 2022 “Life Lessons from Leo” for Caribbean tourism One of the memorable meetings our team had at the recently concluded Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace was with a preeminent hotelier from Grenada. Leo Garbutt is the proprietor of Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel in Grenada, one of the leading hotels in the Caribbean. The 2020 CHTA […]

Strong Winter rebound for Caribbean Tourism, predicts CHTA President

MIAMI (November 16, 2021) – With strong health protocols in place and the increase in air service to several destinations across the region, Nicola Madden-Greig, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), foresees that the region’s bedrock tourism sector should flourish this winter.  Her optimism about the outlook is despite an especially difficult […]

Caribbean Tourism on a fierce rebound, stats say

By Jim Byers From Travel Pulse Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by a solid 9.7% during the first half of 2019, when compared to the same period last year, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) revealed this week. Addressing the media at a news conference at World Travel Market on Wednesday in London, the CTO’s […]

Caribbean Tourism stakeholders supporting travelers impacted by Thomas Cook dissolution

Officials are optimistic about latest developments to keep Condor Airlines flying to the region  MIAMI (September 25, 2019) – Expressing concern for the thousands of travelers, employees and businesses impacted by the closure of British travel group Thomas Cook, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) commended the region’s and global tourism industry stakeholders for moving swiftly […]

The View From Europe” Valuing workers guarantees Caribbean Tourism’s long-term future

By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 27, 2018: A few weeks ago, this column made the point that the time has come for tourism in the Caribbean to be managed in such a way that it is less about numbers and more about delivering lasting nation-wide social and economic growth. […]

Caribbean Tourism continues record growth

By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Caribbean tourism continues to grow at record pace, with data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) showing that the region has welcomed 16.6 million visitors for the first six months of the year. Minister Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address […]

Day one of the UNWTO Conference in Jamaica to focus on the Caribbean

The Caribbean will take centre stage on November 27, the first day of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. T he Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and […]

IBM to present at Caribbean State of the Tourism Industry Conference

From eTurboNews The American multinational technology company IBM will present at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) which opens in Grenada next week. IBM’s global industry leader responsible for hospitality and travel related services, Greg Land, will be part of a panel which explores ways in which the Caribbean […]

How to travel like a CHIEF: Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum

By Sean Russell From Sojern Like most of us, any time I get to go to the Caribbean I am happy—a cold towel and rum punch waiting for me upon arrival, white sandy beaches, crystal clear oceans, reading a good book in a hammock, delicious food, unparalleled service, the nicest people you will ever meet […]