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Viewing posts from : July 2018

Congratulations to the Newly Elected CHTA Officers 2018 – 2020

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  President Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager, Ocean Hotels, Barbados             Immediate Past President Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director, Marketing & Operations, Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain, St. Lucia             Treasurer Jim Hepple, Tourism Analytics, Aruba             1st Vice President Karen Whitt, […]

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CHTA President Reflects Upon Past… Looks to Future

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(Following are inaugural remarks given by CHTA President Patricia Affonso-Dass during the opening of CHIEF in Miami, July 22, 2018) Good evening, Immediate Past President Karolin, Past Presidents of CHTA, Directors, Members, Industry colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen. I stand here this evening proud and extremely humbled to have been elected to serve as the […]

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How To Create A Great Corporate Culture

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By Tatiana Milan, OBMI Human Resources Director People often underestimate how important culture is in the workplace. If you don’t actively recognize this culture, your corporation could be missing out on a valuable opportunity to provide a positive impact on your employees and your bottom line. What is a corporate culture and what are the […]

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CHIEF’s Virtual Exchange Hub Promotes Hospitality Innovations

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CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry and Exchange Forum (CHIEF) brought together key players in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the Caribbean to enhance their sustainability and profitability. This year’s CHIEF featured 38 companies showcasing products and services catered to the hospitality industry. Out of the 38 exhibitors 19 participated in a new featured benefit offered […]

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New MOU’s in the Works

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Looking to expand its outreach to other international organizations, CHTA has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the following organizations: CGM Gallagher The CGM Gallagher Group is the Caribbean’s largest insurance broker. It has offices in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. CHTA is working with CGM Gallagher to offer pan-regional Health Insurance Options for […]

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CHTA Membership Outreach to Belize

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On July 3rd the Belize Hotel Association held its Annual General Meeting at the Black Orchid Resort in Belize. Guest Speaker at the AGM was Ms. Martha Valdivia, CHTA’s Director of Membership Development. Ms. Valdivia shared her in-depth knowledge of online sales and marketing, and her experience in cultivating and maintaining partnerships in the Caribbean. […]

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New Student/Academia Membership

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In an effort to further strengthen CHTA’s ties with academic institutions and holding fast to its commitment to people development in the region, CHTA is pleased to announce its New Student/Academia category of membership to be rolled-out over the summer and ready for the 2018-2019 academic year. Dues: • Students – $75/year; Academics – $100/year […]

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Social Responsibility Best Practice Case Study: Playa Hotels and Resorts

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Written by Samantha Hardy, Playa Hotels and Resorts Over the course of any given year, Playa Hotels and Resorts dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to making an impact on the local community and giving back to the destinations in which they live. Whether it’s restoration or reforestation projects, or hosting children with […]

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Benefits of E-Learning for the hospitality industry

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Written by Amrita Bhalla, A.B Consulting Tourism and travel now accounts for more than 10.2% of global GDP according to the 2018 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook released by Deloitte.  The hospitality sector is projected to sustain a 5-6% growth in 2018, highlighting the increasing need for a skilled workforce. As industry growth and competition […]

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