July 2, 2022

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 […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace still on for San Juan

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From South Florida Caribbean News CHTA voices confidence in Puerto Rico readiness by January and urges industry support MIAMI – Puerto Rico will host the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event in San Juan from January 30 to February 1, 2018, as officials work rapidly to prepare hotels and meeting facilities impacted by the recent hurricanes. […]

Puerto Rico’s tourism is on the rebound

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By Peter Lawlor From Pasquines Despite a perilous 2016 for tourism in Puerto Rico with the spread of the Zika Virus, the islands were able to hold respectable figures for one of its most important industries and projects a similar trend continue in the years ahead. The main issue Puerto Rico had to contend with […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Opens with Bahamian flair

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb. 2, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The much-anticipated Caribbean Travel Marketplace opened with grand fanfare on Tuesday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Bahamas laid out the red carpet in true Bahamian fashion. Attendees were welcomed to the ceremony with a captivating performance from the Royal Bahamas […]

CHTA’s annual Marketplace kicks off

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly This week promises to be a busy one as delegates gather at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace. The event allows Caribbean tourism stakeholders to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world that sell Caribbean vacation travel. […]

Caribbean hoteliers look to Cuba following challenging winter season

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) officials are working with Cuba’s government to help create the country’s first hotel and tourism association, said Frank Comito, CHTA’s chief executive. The Cuba initiative is one of several programs CHTA is launching to address what has to date been a challenging season […]

Cayman Islands attends CTM

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 22 January 2016 The Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Chief Officer Ministry of Tourism, Stran Bodden, and the Cayman Islands Director of Tourism, Rosa Harris, along with Deputy Director of Tourism, Oneisha Richards, and Partnership Marketing Specialist Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Jahaira Goodwin, along with local […]

PR to host top Caribbean travel summit

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By CB Online Staff Puerto Rico will host the Caribbean Travel Marketplace early next year, marking the first return the island of the region’s largest and most important tourism marketing event since 2010. The event, slated for January 28-29 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, is produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). […]