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St. Lucia’s Bid for Energy Security: Q&A with Former Energy Minister Dr. James Fletcher

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Dr. James Fletcher, former Minister responsible for energy policy in the government of St. Lucia, was at the helm of the island’s energy sector during a period of rapid transition. In a candid interview with New Energy Events, Dr. Fletcher reflected on prospects for St. Lucia’s geothermal project, his fears for the impact of climate […]

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Caribbean Warned to Prepare for Increased and Intensified Drought

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A new report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is warning that climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean. And it’s therefore urging countries of the region to enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security […]

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When to Outsource

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Written by AskMe Inc. In the Hermon Wouk’s 1965 novel “Don’t Stop the Carnival”, the writer humorously captures the unpredictable life of a Caribbean resort manager. As the main character Norman Paperman finds out, managing a resort is not always a picnic in paradise. The challenges seem endless and finding the time to focus on […]

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How to Diversify Your Hotel’s Distribution Strategy

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Online travel distribution is growing at a faster pace than the entire travel market as a whole. Today’s challenge is the extent to which the online market has matured. The online booking options for today’s traveler are astounding. At any given moment, travelers have a multitude of booking options at their fingertips. Because of this, […]

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CHTA Members Listed in Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean!

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We are proud to announce that 20 out of Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean are CHTA members. Congratulations to all! The Caribbean is home to some of the world’s most beautiful hotels and resorts. So it is pretty tough to choose the best of the best. But every year […]

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Issue a Statement on Brexit

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), representing the region’s public and private sector tourism interest, recognize and respect the will of the majority of voters as reflected in the outcome of the British EU referendum. The extent to which the decision by UK voters to opt out of […]

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The Perfect Media Storm: How to Change the Conversation after a Crisis

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The Caribbean tourism industry has been susceptible to a considerable amount of negative news in the last few months. Issues such as Sargassum, Zika, the “threat” of Cuba… all are making headlines. These are stories whose outcomes are completely out of our control, but how we steer the conversation with our guests and the media […]

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CHTA Elects New Slate Of Officers For 2016-2018 Biennium

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CHTA elected a new slate of officers at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 9, 2016 to serve with President Karolin Troubetzkoy. The five Vice Presidents and Treasurer elected to serve the 2016-2018 Biennium include: 1st Vice President – Stuart Bowe, President, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and […]

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Thank You Taste of the Caribbean Sponsors

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We are very thankful to all the companies and individuals that sponsored the 13 national teams to participate in Taste of the Caribbean. Without your support, the teams wouldn’t have been able to make it to the competition. We are grateful for the companies that have helped us stage the event, including Interval International, Jetblue […]

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Caribbean Hoteliers Up Your Game At CHIEF Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 In Puerto Rico

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CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) brings together owners and senior managers from Caribbean hotels with top experts from companies which work with hoteliers to exchange ideas and share best practices. This year’s program will expand its educational offerings by incorporating a Technology track in addition to sessions about Operations, Environmental Sustainability and Sales […]

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