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Caribbean Flavors Took Over the 305

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Culinary enthusiasts, diaspora and hospitality industry professionals were treated to world-class culinary and beverage creations at the annual Taste of the Caribbean and Caribbean305 cultural celebration in Miami this summer. The two events comprised the region’s premier culinary competition, food and beverage educational exchange, and a growing Caribbean cultural showcase in the Diaspora. Hosted by […]

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Low Tech Disruption in Cost Control

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Disruption is the new buzz word in technology. It’s defined as a break or interruption in the normal course or continuation of some activity, process, etc. And guest facing technology is truly revolutionizing how hoteliers operate. It is changing, disrupting, everything from reservations and check in, to f&b ordering and service requests.  But how does […]

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CHTA Education Foundation Delivers Training Programs for the Region

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Since its creation in 1986, the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) through the generous support of Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association member hotels and allied partners and its corporate sponsors has raised and granted over US$2.5 million in scholarships and grants to Caribbean nationals working in, or training to work in the tourism industry. One of […]

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Caribbean Region Outperforming Its North American Neighbors

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The hotel industry in the Caribbean region gave itself a nice head start for 2019 with record first-quarter performance.  Hotels were able to increase occupancy by 1% over Q1 2018, but the real boost came from higher rates that saw an increase of 7% year-over-year. Since the end of Q1, though, we have moved out […]

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CHTA Partners with International Hospitality Food Exhibition

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The 41st edition of Hostmilano is coming (at fieramilano, from 18 to 22 October 2019), once again the place-to-be for Ho.Re.Ca. excellence, with competition for places fierce. This is clear, with just a few months to go until the start of the event, from the growth in the number of companies that have confirmed their […]

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CHTA CALLS ON BOOKING.COM TO ADJUST NEW COMMISSION POLICY

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WELCOMES CHANGE EXEMPTING DESTINATION FEES CITES COMMISSIONS ON TIPS AND PASS-THRU CHARGES AS UNFAIR AND REGRESSIVE SUPPORTS PRICE TRANSPARENCY BY ALL HOTELS CLICK HERE to download PDF of the CHTA Rejects Booking.com Commissions as Grossly Unfair and Regressive press release. Many Caribbean hotels are reconsidering using Booking.com as a result of the new commission policy which […]

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CHTA LAUNCHES THE YOUNG LEADERS FORUM

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is celebrating the launch of its new Young Leaders Forum (YLF) at the recent CHIEF conference in Miami. Held under the aegis of CHTA President Patricia Affonso-Dass’s People Development Initiative, the goal of the program is to develop the next generation of Caribbean leaders, while supporting their professional development […]

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TRAVEL STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION IS A HIT AT CHIEF

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At the Travel Pitch Session at CHIEF, five innovative startups at the forefront of travel, tourism and hospitality disruption had the opportunity to pitch to a panel of industry leaders – including the Karen Whitt with the Hartling Group, LAB Miami Ventures and serial travel founder Brian Dass. The audience and panelists alike voted in real-time for the […]

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Key Takeaways You Missed at CHIEF

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Travel expert Doug Lansky told hospitality and tourism professionals from the Caribbean and the Americas attending last month’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Miami that “if it doesn’t work for locals, tourism doesn’t work.” Encouraging destinations to embrace a responsible approach to tourism growth, the travel author said it was important the industry […]

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#MyCHTA – Words from your President

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CHTA President, Patricia Affonso-Dass, delivers powerful words and provides important information for CHTA members with a call to unite and act for the benefit of all. During the 2019 Annual General Meeting, she touched upon CHTA’s efforts and called for greater engagement, ending her remarks with the following inspirational and encouraging words: Any membership organization […]

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