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Viewing posts from : September 2018

Responding to Sargassum

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A Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) survey of a small sample of its membership regarding sargassum’s impact in recent months has revealed that some Caribbean hotels are receiving queries and cancellations by prospective guests. Some hotels directly impacted by sargassum are incurring cleanup and other costs. CHTA, which is part of a network that […]

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Time To Register For Caribbean Travel Marketplace

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Delegates from within and without the region are gearing up for the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event, which will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica next year. The 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace, slated for January 29 to 31, 2019, will bring together hotel and destination representatives; wholesalers and tour operators; online travel agencies; […]

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Membership Visits

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As part of CHTA’s outreach program to members, Chief Executive and Director General Frank Comito recently visited Bermuda and Puerto Rico to meet with officials there. He provided the Bermuda Hotel Association’s board with an overview of CHTA’s activities and industry performance, discussing common areas of interest and concern.  Comito also met with the Deputy […]

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World Tourism Day Message From The Caribbean Hotel And Tourism

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By Patricia Affonso-Dass President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association The Caribbean’s tourism sector is uniquely important to economic and social life in the region, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will indeed be celebrating World Tourism Day 2018 when it is launched in Budapest, Hungary on September 27. Apart from the importance of […]

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Get Marketplace Ready!

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As hotels prepare to register for Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019, we’d like to remind you of a few rules.  We hope these tips will make registration easier as you work towards a successful start to 2019! Marketplace registration is a TWO STEP process: STEP ONE confirms your participation at the event.  For hotels, CHTA Membership […]

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How millennials are influencing hospitality design

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By OBM INTERNATIONAL The millennial generation’s impact on the world is growing, and this demographic’s needs, values, and spending habits are sparking significant changes in the hospitality industry. Perhaps this is because those born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s are becoming the fastest-growing segment of today’s workforce and business travelers. How can […]

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Commercial Restoration: Key to Reopening Businesses After Natural or Man-made Disasters

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Written by Cotton International, CHTA Member The recent events that have impacted the Caribbean have emphasized the importance of companies being prepared to face damages or losses. Almost a year after the most devastating atmospheric phenomenon recorded in recent history, many businesses are still struggling to return their operations to normalcy, either because of adjustments […]

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Why Use Influencer Marketing for Travel and Tourism?

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Written by Blueliner Marketing, CHTA Member The digital landscape is brimming with opportunities to get your brand’s best message into the eyes, ears, and collective hearts of every potential consumer with internet access. Wielding the internet as a tool, you can woo new customers with hi-res images of sun-drenched seashores on Instagram, or share beautifully […]

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CHTA President Reflects on Progress Since Last Year’s Hurricanes

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A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, I want to focus on the heroic manner in which the people of the Caribbean handled this terrifying experience. Their amazing resilience showed during and after both hurricanes as they began the challenging task of rebuilding their homes, their communities and their lives. From the ruins of nature’s […]

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