November 21, 2019

Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event on track for the Bahamas

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CHTA renews commitment to bring premier Caribbean travel and tourism marketing event to Baha Mar, Bahamas in 2020  MIAMI (October 24, 2019) – Citing the new tourism offerings in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean and the opportunity to showcase the nation of islands to the travel world following Hurricane Dorian, the Caribbean Hotel and […]

Caribbean hotels unite for online travel auction

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CHTA urges travelers to vacation in the Caribbean and help victims of Hurricane Dorian  MIAMI (September 12, 2019) – From Aruba to Jamaica and The Bahamas to Bermuda, hotels and resorts have joined with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to launch an online action to help support the long-term recovery of the northwestern islands 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 […]

CHTA rejects BOOKING.COM commissions as grossly unfair and regressive

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MIAMI (July 17, 2019) – An overwhelming majority of Caribbean hotels are reconsidering using Booking.com as a result of the new commission policy which they claim is aimed at generating additional revenue for the online giant at the expense of consumers, the region’s destinations, hotels and employees.  Commissions levied on staff tips by the online […]

CHTA & 7 Pillars joins forces to provide new business solutions

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7 Pillars Marketing on Demand Portal to Support Member Marketing Strategies  MIAMI (May 7, 2019) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has announced a new partnership with business solutions provider, The 7 Pillars of Digital Marketing, which is a partner company of Blueliner Marketing. 7 Pillars is a group of professional marketing specialists with experience in teaching […]

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 […]

CHTA brings Caribbean tourism education to the forefront with CHIEF 2019

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MIAMI (March 8, 2019) – The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), theCaribbean region’s annual networking, education and best practice sharing event for hospitality and tourism business stakeholders, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami from June 21-23, 2019.   More than 400 hoteliers, suppliers and other hospitality and tourism sector stakeholders from across the region’s countries […]

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, […]