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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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Caribbean305 will showcase 16 Caribbean Destinations

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Caribbean heritage month will come to a close with a bang, as we prepare for the largest Caribbean celebration to hit Miami. The cuisine, music and culture of 16 Caribbean destinations will be showcased in one night when the general public can enjoy the second annual Caribbean305 celebration on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8 […]

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Taste of the Caribbean’s Food and Beverage Professional Development Sessions

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For over 20 years, Food and Beverage professionals throughout the Caribbean have come to Taste of the Caribbean to polish their skills, learn the latest culinary trends and, how to make their restaurants more efficient and profitable. This year’s taste offers an array of of professional development sessions from menu planning, to innovative meat cuts, […]

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New Virtual Features in store for the CHIEF’s Exchange Hub

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Far more than just a trade show, this year’s CHIEF Exchange Hub has new experiences and features for attendees and exhibitors alike, some of which you can take advantage of before you get to the event. CHIEF’s Facebook Event Page The networking has already begun! Start engaging with CHIEF attendees on CHIEF’s Facebook Event Page. […]

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Unity: The Caribbean’s Strongest Defense this Hurricane Season

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If the 2017 hurricane season taught us anything, it taught us this one maxim: what affects one Caribbean nation, affects us all.  Whether you were in the eye of the storm or not directly impacted, the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry as whole was greatly impacted primarily due to the public’s perception of the region […]

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CHTA PRESIDENT WELCOMES BARBADOS’ FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

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MIAMI (May 28, 2018) – The resounding mandate that Barbados’ first female prime minister earned from the electorate is a vote of confidence for women in leadership throughout the Caribbean, says Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), as she congratulated incoming Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her, and her […]

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CARIBBEAN HOTELIERS ADVISED TO BECOME GDPR COMPLIANT

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MIAMI (May 25, 2018) – Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. During a recent webinar hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Brian Kent, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Flip.to, explained that the GDPR imposes a strict set of requirements on how […]

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Bar Fraud: A Growing Source of Concern

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Written by Raakesh Madoo Customer fraud is prevalent; a universal problem indeed.  From customers walking out without paying their tabs; making unnecessary complaints to avoid paying the bill; false credit cards and counterfeit currency; to soliciting bartenders with a larger tip.  All Food and Beverage Managers acknowledge the cleaver and indigenous ways by which the unscrupulous […]

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