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Viewing posts from : May 2016

CHTA’S ‘CHIEF’ Slated For Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016 Highlighting Technology, Operations, Sustainability & Sales & Marketing Tactics

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Following the success of the inaugural Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) last year, CHTA has scheduled CHIEF to return to El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016. This year’s program will expand its educational offerings by incorporating a Technology track in addition to sessions in […]

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Returns To The Bahamas, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017

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CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the region’s largest and most significant marketing forum, will return to The Bahamas for the second consecutive year when the event is staged from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017 at Atlantis, Paradise Island. CHTA will offer a full day of professional development opportunities for attendees on Jan. 31, 2017. The […]

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AHTA’s Wedding Planners and Coordinators Certification Workshop

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A wedding is an undertaking that has a number of intricate details that must be organized, in order for the life changing event to be successful. Over the years, the twin island state has been ranked among the best, where destination weddings are concerned. With this in mind, the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourists […]

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Local Tastes on the World Stage

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Food brings together people around the world, and the Caribbean is no exception. Many island favorites are inspired by our beautiful home with several of the ingredients grown locally. The USVI Culinary Team seeks to bring the flare of Caribbean recipes to the world stage as they dedicate their talent to creating unique dishes from […]

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CHTAEF Board Of Trustees Reviewing Applications, Anticipate Notifications End of May

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The CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) Board of Trustees are currently reviewing over 60 applications received for educational scholarships. CHTAEF anticipates that scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of May. If you have any questions, please email foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

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Membership Beyond Marketplace: Letter from our Membership Director

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Dear Members, I’ve been in the role of Director of Membership for almost a month now and I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of you about CHTA and the value of your membership.  There seems to be a resounding thread in conversations that the CHTA benefit is Marketplace—and yes, the event is rich […]

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Wedding Menus: the Upsell Opportunity

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Written by AskMeInc. A hotel’s F&B team should be closely tied to the wedding team says Marilyn Cairo of AskMeInc, a sales and marketing company that promotes hotels to engaged couples, travel agents, and consumers. “Weddings offer an incredible opportunity for hotels to increase their revenues by offering more creative, specialty options,” says Cairo. “Even […]

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Summer Spirits – Drinking in History

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Written by Emmanuella Owens, Jamaica Inn Jamaica’s rich culinary history extends itself to our varied and flavorful rum styles such as dark, red and white, each with their own unique characteristics. The Island boasts many well-known rum distilleries including Appleton, Myers, and Worthy Park, just to name a few. Jamaica rum production originated with sugar […]

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Hotels Use Instagram Communities To Curate Travel Guides For Guests

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At a time when buzz words like “local” and “authentic” are used to describe nearly every travel experience, marketers are turning increasingly to social media, and to residents themselves, to come up with the very content that enables other travelers to have those very kinds of experiences. Instagram, in particular, is increasingly becoming the channel […]

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Travel Professionals Identify 15 Luxury Travel Trends For 2016 And Beyond

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Luxury travel buzzwords like authentic, local, curate, and, of course, experience may be overused, but they have become buzzwords because of their phenomenal staying power. While some trends fade with time, some just seem to resound with customers from one year into the next. Travel Market Report reports on the views of a group of […]

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