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Help CHTA Education Foundation Raise $1.5 Million for Caribbean Youth at The New York Times Travel Show
Having raised $1,396,150 in scholarship funds for Caribbean youth seeking to continue their education since its inception, the CHTA Education Foundation has put out a plea to hoteliers, airlines and other stakeholders in the region to support the initiative by donating stays for the highly visible Caribbean Auction at The New York Times Travel Show, it's largest annual fundraising event through which the organization plans to increase its total contribution to the education of Caribbean nationals beyond $1.5 million. Read the full story >

CHTA Education Foundation to Hold Charity Fundraiser at Historic 'Wallace Collection' Townhouse March 10, 2012
The CHTA Education Foundation has launched a new fundraising event in London intended for Caribbean hoteliers who wish to thank their long-standing and highly cherished repeat guests by inviting them to this elegant evening in their own home territory. It takes place on March 10, 2012 at the Wallace Collection, an historic townhouse right in the heart of London, and home to one of the greatest private art collections in the world featuring old masters such as Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens and Canaletto. Read the full story >

Lowe's to Donate $1 Million to Red Cross Relief Efforts in Japan
Lowe's Companies Inc. will donate $1 million to support the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief effort that is assisting victims in Japan. Lowes.com and Lowe’s Canada website, Lowes.caz, also will serve as donation points for customers who wish to contribute to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross, making it convenient for people who want to join Lowe’s in making a difference. Read the full story >

CHTA To Host Small Hotels Retreat, Taste Of The Caribbean Concurrently, Sept. 9-12, In Puerto Rico
This fall, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association (PRHTA) and the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) will present two of its annual events concurrently. Read the full story >

De Marchena Kaluche & Asociados Central Law (DMK), ranked as number one firm in the Tourism and Real Estate industry, according to Chambers & Partners
De Marchena Kaluche & Asociados Central Law takes first place among legal firms in the prestigious publication Chambers & Partners, the London based institute dedicated to the ranking of legal firms from over 175 different countries based in a careful in depth research among other lawyers and clients. Read the full story >

1st Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit (ACTS)
ACTS has been created by leaders of Caribbean Governments and the Caribbean Hotel and tourism industry and will consist of several functions including a groundbreaking high level Conference focusing on Investment and Marketing, an Awards Gala Dinner & Ball and an Exhibition. Read the full story >

Caribbean hotel sector overtaxed in detriment of revenues for the wider economy
Activities in the Caribbean tourism industry are unduly subjected to additional taxes not found in other sectors, such as room tax, import tax, and departure tax. Read the full story >

Spanish hotel investors come to the table with the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry
The Caribbean has shown to have tremendous investment potential for Spanish hotel interests, which have steadily expanded their presence beyond their successful ventures in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, and are growing throughout the region from the Bahamas in the north to Aruba in the south. Read the full story >

Caribbean tourism aims to become carbon-neutral
CAST Director Deirdre Shurland set the stage by tabling two fundamental principles behind the Caribbean tourism industry’s position as it relates to climate change. Read the full story >

Caribbean tourism investment fund gathers force
In May 2007, Peter J. Odle, President of CHA announced the engagement of KPMG and Caribbean Financial Services Corporation (CFSC) as advisors to a Tourism Investment Fund (the Fund) that CHA is seeking to introduce to the market, to help fill a "financing gap" in the regional tourism industry. Read the full story >

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