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Chairman and Founder of Grupo Puntacana Receives the CHRIS Lifetime Achievement Award

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Frank Rainieri was honored at the 2018 conference in Miami Frank Rafael Rainieri Marranzini, Chairman and Founder of Grupo Puntacana, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) on May 16-18, 2018, in Miami, Florida. This prominent award is presented to an individual who has made […]

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CHTA Honors the Memory of Sir Emile Rudolph Gumbs KB

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The family of Sir Emile Rudolph Gumbs KB sadly announce his passing at the age of 90, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in The Valley, Anguilla on May 10, 2018. Sir Emile is survived by his wife Josephine Gumbs (nee DeRoche), son Lawrence Gumbs (Deborah Vos), daughter Catherine (Gareth) Orchard, and step daughter, Maria Smith. […]

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CHTA Honors the Memory of Tourism Icon Robert Dubourcq

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“A household name, he was, in the development and shaping of St. Maarten’s Tourism Industry as we know it today”, said the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) on Thursday with respect to the passing of tourism icon Robert Dubourcq. Affectionately remembered by many, Mr. Dubourcq helped pave the way for many in the St. Maarten […]

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Preserving Caribbean Charm with Post-Hurricane Design

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Written by OBM International Whether you’ve visited the Caribbean in person or viewed images of the region online while surfing the web, the Caribbean is a place that leaves a lasting impression. A big part of Caribbean culture, which makes it so memorable, is its unique architecture. Preserving the historic architectural styles that have shaped […]

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Member Mid-Year Spotlight

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New Member Listing: January – May 2018 Bianca Sands Resort DOMUS Windows & Doors Limited Zurena LLC Holiday Inn Resort, Grand Cayman Chardenmaia Tours SRL Caribbean Journal Bornewell Holdings Inc KaB Executive Search Consultants Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP Atlas Graham Furgale Ltd. CHMC Business and Management Consultants Wineschool3 Courtyard By Marriott Bonaire Sika Carisam […]

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Member Hurricane Preparedness Resources

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CHTA offers many useful resources to members all year round to assist in their preparation for unforeseen events, from Zika to Sargassum, and of course, Hurricanes. Due to the impact the 2017 Hurricane Season had on the region, CHTA rose to the occasion providing additional resources for members to better plan for the coming season. […]

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Best Marketing Practices During a Hurricane

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Written by Sara Lynn Burnett, CoralRange We all know that hurricane preparation work and having sound emergency produces and policies in place that cover everything from evacuation to events during the storm should be well-known, well-practiced, and in place long before a hurricane nears your resort. But what about getting your hotel and your business […]

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Built for Survival

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Written By: Greg Illig, P.E., Sika Corp.  On the morning of Wednesday September 6, 2017, on a tiny speck of land 200 miles east of Puerto Rico, the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over the Caribbean island of Anguilla causing widespread destruction on the island. When it made landfall in Anguilla, Irma was a Category […]

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A Case Study: Coco Palm Saint Lucia Business Boost

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Written by Avvio  As part of its continued growth in North America and the Caribbean, hotel tech provider Avvio has been working with the team at Saint Lucia destination hotel Coco Palm, and they’re creating some impressive results. Avvio started providing services to the luxury hotel in 2017 and in just over three months the […]

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How to Protect your Bottom Line from Emergency Cancellations

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One of the worst case scenarios for any hotelier is having to deal with emergency cancellations. Sometimes they are caused by inclement weather such as storms and hurricanes, while in other instances they are emergencies of a much more personal nature. When guests cancel their vacation plans due to illness or accidents, the hotelier is […]

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