Not a member yet? Click here to join CHTA.
National Hotel and Tourism Association
Antiqua aruba Bahamas_Hotel_TourismAssociation Barbados belize bermuda bonaire BritishVirginIslands Caymans Curacao Dominica DominicanaRepublica Grenada Guadalupe Guyana Haiti jamaica Martinique Mexico_Cancun PuertoRico StBarthelemy StKitts_Nevis StLucia StMaarten StMartin StVincent_Grenadians Suriname Tobago Trinidad Turks&Caicos USVI
Four Tactics to Take Your Hotel Operations into the Digital Age

By admin | Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

Written by Sojern It’s time that hotel operations embrace the digital age and all the benefits it can bring for both hotel guests and hoteliers. Here are four steps to get you started: Update your amenities: 25% of leisure travelers rank free WiFi as a deciding factor when choosing a hotel. 66% of US travelers […]

Read More
CARPHA, Turks & Caicos Launch Tourism Health And Safety Program

By admin | Industry News | 0 Comments

In a response to ensure the health and safety of its visitors and residents, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) launched the tourism health and safety program (THP), under TCI CARE. TCI is the first Caribbean country to officially launch the THP nationally, leading the way […]

Read More
ALTA: Caribbean Tourism Hindered By Taxes, Regulations

By admin | Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

“The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market”, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) said. “The islands of the Caribbean are more dependent on tourism than most other regions of […]

Read More
Beyond TripAdvisor Hotel Bookings: Tours And Restaurants On Track To Become $500 Million Business

By admin | Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

TripAdvisor is evolving into a well-rounded travel planning and booking site. If hotel bookings on TripAdvisor eventually fall short of expectations it would be a big blow, but then tours and activities, restaurant reservations, vacation rentals, hotel metasearch and reviews can all play a role in taking up some of the slack. But a new […]

Read More
STR: 2016-17 U.S. School Breaks Will Shift Hotel Demand

By admin | Blog, Family Travel, Industry News | 0 Comments

STR’s 2016-17 School Break Report shows two significant school holiday shifts and a wide variance in overall U.S. school calendars.“It is important for hoteliers to understand how even a one- or two-day change in the start or end date of a school break can impact an entire week of demand,” said Chris Klauda, STR’s director […]

Read More
Dominica Government Commits To LIAT

By admin | Airlines, Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

A three-day meeting aimed at improving airlift in the Caribbean began with Dominica Tourism Minister, Robert Tonge defending the decision of Dominica’s government to acquire shares in the debt-troubled regional airline, LIAT. Tonge told the inaugural meeting of the Caribbean Aviation Meet-Up that becoming a shareholder of LIAT had been identified by the Roosevelt Skerrit […]

Read More
First Commercial Air Service To Cuba Approved

By admin | Airlines, Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday approved six airlines for commercial air service to Cuban destinations outside of Havana. American, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country and the Florida regional carrier Silver Airways will be able to offer regularly-scheduled service to the destinations as soon as this fall. The DOT is yet to weigh-in […]

Read More
Norwegian Launching New Nonstop Caribbean Flights

By admin | Airlines, Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

European carrier Norwegian is expanding its service to the French Caribbean. The carrier, which launched major new flights between the Northeast and Martinique and Guadeloupe last year, has announced plans to launch flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe later this year. Beginning Dec. 17, Norwegian will operate twice-weekly flights between Fort Lauderdale and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe […]

Read More
Show Your Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

By admin | Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has an open call for applicants for the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards. The applications are open for organizations or businesses, fitting into one of the categories listed below, and that are currently undertaking a tourism-related project/initiative with an innovative and sustainable approach. UNWTO Award for Innovation in Public […]

Read More
Caribbean Week: CHTA Execs Talk Cuba, Airbnb & More

By admin | Blog, Industry News | 0 Comments

From growing Cuba demand to concerns about Airbnb’s impact on the Caribbean hotel business, top officials from CHTA met with a small media contingent to discuss the hot topics Caribbean specialists should be following. Travel Agent’s Joe Pike met with CHTA officials with his full story available here (Source: Travel Agent).

Read More