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Viewing posts from : June 2016

Travel + Leisure Survey: Tourists Still Coming To Zika-Affected Caribbean

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A survey by Travel + Leisure shows that most vacationers are sticking to their travel plans to Zika affected islands in the Caribbean despite advisories to do otherwise. The publication’s special projects editor Jacqueline Gifford revealed the findings at a luncheon sponsored by the magazine for regional tourism officials during CTO’s Caribbean Week in New […]

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Caribbean Hoteliers Look To Cuba Following Challenging Winter Season

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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 for Caribbean hoteliers. One year after posting visitor growth of seven […]

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Environmental Design For Hurricane Preparedness Q&A with OBM International’s Jennifer Davidson

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With all eyes on this year’s hurricane season, we look to experts in various design disciplines to help us understand what can be done during the design stage of projects to aid in hurricane preparedness. Jennifer Davidson brings a fresh perspective on how to use the outdoors, through sustainable environmental design, to help minimize storm […]

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Owning The Conversation: Travel Crisis Management in a 24 Second News Cycle Written by Worldmedia

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Written by Worldmedia While it takes years to build a brand’s reputation, it can all be undone in a few hours. Thanks to social media, travel blogs and the ability to share at the click of a button, information spreads faster than ever.  And local Caribbean issues can quickly become global. When crisis hits, it’s […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

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It only takes one storm to change your business, life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. The Caribbean is an area prone to tropical cyclones, therefore we all need to be prepared for any eventuality. This is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. […]

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Caribbean Week: CHTA Execs Talk Cuba, Airbnb & More

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From growing Cuba demand to concerns about Airbnb’s impact on the Caribbean hotel business, top officials from CHTA met with a small media contingent to discuss the hot topics Caribbean specialists should be following. Travel Agent’s Joe Pike met with CHTA officials with his full story available here (Source: Travel Agent).

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Membership Matters: Did You Know?

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CHTA Members are privy to benefits that directly assist in growing your business, whether it’s in managing your resources or showcasing your hotel in a Caribbean-focused sales channel.  Take a look below and explore two of our most popular benefits! CARIBBEAN JOBS As CHTA members, companies that employ a workforce in the region are able […]

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Win a Full Registration to CHIEF!

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This is your opportunity to make CHTA better. CHTA is constantly looking for ways to engage members, whether it is in finding out what you value from membership or how you’d like to receive your CHTA communications.  Please take a moment to fill out this survey to let us know your thoughts and help us […]

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Belize Crisis Management Best Practices in the Face of Zika

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As Belize sees its first case of ZIKA, confirmed by test samples that were sent to CARPHA, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, and all Tourism related Associations and stakeholders are concerned with the impact that this situation may have on tourist arrivals to the country. On May 17, 2016, in a television interview […]

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CHTA, CTO Call For A ‘Zero Tolerance Goal’ On Mosquitoes Through Aggressive Vector Control

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CHTA and CTO are calling for a “Zero Tolerance Goal” on mosquitoes in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus throughout the region. CHTA and CTO, along with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the University of the West Indies and many of the region’s local public health agencies, are stressing the importance […]

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