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At the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, we recognize that the foundation to support the international competitiveness of our regional tourism industry rests largely on training and professional development opportunities for hospitality staff at all levels. CHTA's educational programs are designed to serve as an invaluable resource to help you develop your own IHR (Invaluable Human Resource).


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Sustainability Webinar No. 4

Sustainable Pest Control & Green Cleaning Techniques

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to offer exclusively to our members the second course in our Sustainability Webinar Series, provided by our strategic partner OBM International (OBMI). These webinars will be focused on addressing the vital issue of sustainability in the Caribbean.

Because of economies of scale, hotel properties with sustainable pest control and green cleaning operations are presented with a unique opportunity to have a significant positive impact on the environment, increased cost savings and a distinct operating advantage to their non-environmentally conscious counterparts.

Click on the links below to download the video recording of the webinar or
the PowerPoint presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognizing the danger caused by mosquitos
  • Changing attitudes towards mosquitoes in our environment
  • Environmentally friendly mosquito control methods

Speaker

Adele Garbutt attended University in Sheffield where she studied Marketing, graduating in 2009 with honors. After leaving university she worked on the tour operation and resort representation side of the travel business before returning to Grenada in 2012. Adele’s role at the Calabash Hotel is focused on future direction and marketing the resort. Over the past two years, the Garbutt family has positioned the Calabash as one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive luxury boutique hotels.




Sustainability Webinar No. 3

How to Shave 10-30% Off Energy and Water Costs

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to offer exclusively to our members the third course in our Sustainability Webinar Series, provided by our strategic partner OBM International (OBMI). These webinars will be focused on addressing the vital issue of sustainability in the Caribbean.

This webinar will show hotel owners how to take concrete measures to improve the competitiveness of their properties in the Caribbean, through improved use of energy, water conservation and emphasis on renewable energy and micro-generation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn low cost to no cost ways to save on energy and water consumption.
  • Learn how to reduce your utility expenses by 10% - 30%.
  • Identify all the resources at your disposal to make your business greener now.

Speaker

Loreto Duffy-Mayers is currently the Regional Program Manager for the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (CHENACT) Program. She held the position of Environmental Manager in several Green Hotels, including Coconut Court Resort, Casuarina Beach Club (Barbados) and the Almond Resorts (3 hotels in Barbados and 2 in St. Lucia). She is the former Vice President of Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and currently a member of the Accreditation Panel of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).




Sustainability Webinar No. 2

Reducing Utility Costs at Hotel and Resort Properties

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to offer exclusively to our members the second course in our Sustainability Webinar Series, provided by our strategic partner OBM International (OBMI). These webinars will be focused on addressing the vital issue of sustainability in the Caribbean.

With skyrocketing fuel prices eating into profits, hoteliers have few reservations about cutting energy expenses. Going beyond mere cost-cutting, however, and stepping into the realm of utility cost management is key. Hoteliers who focus on controlling their utility consumption have a distinct operating advantage through improved P&L performance, and this webinar will show you how.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to control your property's utility consumption.
  • Learn how your operating practices reduce your utility costs.
  • To identify the best tools for the implementation of sustainability
  • To pinpoint the resources CHTA, via Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), is providing its members.

Click on the links below to download the video recording of the webinar or
the PowerPoint presentation.

Speaker

Kevin A. Goldstein is the President of HVS Energy & Sustainability, which provides a range of business-driven consultancy services that enable hospitality firms to enhance efficiency, maximize profitability, and demonstrate a positive commitment to the environment to their stakeholders and investors. Kevin has led the preparation of large-scale feasibility evaluations, managed all aspects of design (planning, architecture and engineering), secured development entitlements, and provided construction/logistical oversight. Kevin’s clients have included real estate investment trusts (REITs), private developers, governments, the cruise industry, high-net-worth individuals, and a wide range of investment groups.




Sustainability Webinar No. 1

Success & Sustainability, how a successful sustainability program can benefit your business

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is proud to offer exclusively to our members a Sustainability Webinar Series focused on addressing the vital issue of sustainability in the Caribbean. The first webinar of this series is provided with the support of our strategic partner OBM International (OBMI).

The hospitality and tourism industry has a huge ecological impact on the environment, which makes the conservation of water, energy, and raw materials a top priority. It also makes good business sense. In today’s market, a smart energy management program is a critical part of a solid business strategy.

  • To understand how sustainability affects your business’ bottom line
  • To know the current climate of sustainability in the Caribbean
  • To identify the best tools for the implementation of sustainability
  • To pinpoint the resources CHTA, via Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), is providing its members.

Click on the links below to download the video recording of the webinar or
the PowerPoint presentation.

Speaker

K. Denaye Hinds is the Director of Sustainability for OBM International – a leading Caribbean-based architectural and master planning design firm. Focusing on sustainability in the hospitality and tourism sector, Denaye provides support for design, operations and planning. Denaye also serves as the Technical Director for the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).

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