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Viewing posts from : June 2017

New Exclusive Member Discounts

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Another successful Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) has come and gone, but some of the exclusive CHTA member discounts offered during CHIEF remain. Discounts on services from virtual reality tours, to free energy saving audits to eco-friendly roofing panels.           First View has created more than 850 virtual tours for […]

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Grenada Artists Shine in the National Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017

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The warmth of the Caribbean spilled out of the Grenada National Pavilion and on to the Fondamente Zattere in Dorsoduro for the opening of “The Bridge”, an exhibition of art.  Joining 85 other countries,  Grenada’s second appearance in Venice for the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia was a significant achievement. Milton […]

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Congratulations to NEWH 2017 ICON of Industry

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The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality has awarded Janice Feldman, a CHTA Allied Member,  with the NEWH 2017 Icon of Industry Award. This is only the twelfth ICON award bestowed in the organization’s thirty-seven year history and will be formalized at a gala event at BDNY in New York City this fall. Janice Feldman, […]

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Regional Tourism Industry Set to Take Centerstage at UNWTO Global Conference in Jamaica

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The regional tourism industry is set to take centerstage during the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, November 27-29, 2017. Speaking at a press conference on June 6 at the Consulate General of Jamaica during Caribbean Week […]

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CHTA Celebrated its First Caribbean305

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Caribbean305 is the newest addition to the Taste of the Caribbean week-long activities. Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition and forum for food and beverage professionals. Caribbean305, which took place on Saturday, June 3rd at Jungle Island,  is a culinary and cultural celebration of all things Caribbean. To the delight of […]

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Barbados Hotelier Named President Elect of CHTA

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Leading hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass is the new President-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The Group General Manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Mrs. Affonso-Dass was elected to the important leadership role on June 2nd at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s AGM, held alongside the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) and […]

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CHTA and ASONAHORES Collaboration

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Following a meeting on May 5, 2017, CHTA and ASONAHORES reached an agreement to work in conjunction on three primary initiatives that are priority for both organizations in the following year. Data Sharing ASONAHORES will make available to CHTA the primary research generated by their  Center of Tourism Information on topics covering tourism’s broad economic […]

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CHTA Industry Awards

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The CHTA Industry Awards are the highest honor CHTA bestows upon its membership. These awards recognize excellence in the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry, showcasing individuals that have demonstrated superior achievement. Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Simon Suarez, Grupo PuntaCana Respected Caribbean hotelier Simón Suárez, Vice President of Institutional Relations and Projects of Grupo Puntacana […]

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CHIEF Awards 2017: A Spotlight on Best Practices in the Caribbean

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The CHIEF Awards showcase the Caribbean’s best practices in four main areas of business: Environmental Sustainability, Sales and Marketing, Operations and new this year, Social Responsibility. The most successful, forward-thinking businesses were honored for embodying the Caribbean’s best practices. In front of several hundred attendees, winners were announced at the opening session giving participants a […]

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CHTA: the Caribbean’s University without Walls

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On June 2nd, respected Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG was the keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) and Taste of the Caribbean. A successful businessman well known for his pursuit of excellence throughout his long and illustrious career, Sir Royston emphasised throughout his speech the paramount […]

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