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CAST Resources

To satisfy the goals of our mission, CAST has developed a variety of resources that can be used by hoteliers, tourism operations, educational facilities, governments, consultants and non-profit organizations.



CHENACT is an Energy Efficiency project originally financed by: IDB, GTZ, CDE, UNEP, BL&P, BHTA and Government of Barbados. It was implemented by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) through its initiative, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).

CHENACT’s goal is to improve the competitiveness of the small and medium sized hotels (less than 400 rooms) in the Caribbean through more affordable and predictable energy costs, through improved use of energy with the emphasis on Renewable Energy and Micro-Generation, while assisting Caribbean governments meet their international obligations in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and phase-out of ozone depleting substances (ODS).

CHENACT began with an initial pilot Phase I, which was conducted in December 2009 to October 2010 in Barbados. A second Phase significantly expanded the number of audits.  The project has included over 200 full hotel audits and walk-thru hotel assessments primarily in Barbados, Jamaica, and The Bahamas.  Additional audits have been conducted on St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada.

For additional information or queries contact:


Loreto Duffy-Mayers
CHENACT Project Manager
CHTA Office -4th Avenue Belleville
St. Michael . Barbados
Tel: 246-4350847, Fax: 246 -4350845

CAST Projects

  • Zika Resource Center: in the CHTA Zika Resource Center we have consolidated information and links to resources regarding the mitigation of the spread of Zika.
  • Sargassum Report: this guide is intended to serve as an initial resource for the Caribbean, in particular to inform the tourism industry, local governments, environmental groups and residents about Sargassum seaweed, its impact and uses, and best practice mitigation and management measures which are being undertaken.
  • Sustainability Webinar Series: the CAST sustainability webinar series is a compendium of all of the recordings of CAST webinars and trainings pertaining to a variety of sustainability practices.