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CHTA Recommends Public-Private Sector Solutions To Regularize the Sharing Economy

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CHTA is counseling the National Hotel and Tourism Associations and Governments of the Caribbean to work together to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid rise of the online vacation home rental industry and other sharing economy businesses fueled by hosting platform companies like Airbnb and Uber. CHTA released The Caribbean Sharing Economy […]

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CHTA Annual General Meeting Scheduled June 9, 2016 In Miami

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CHTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place after the CHTA Board of Directors meeting on June 9, 2016 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Florida. During the AGM, the membership will be electing the five Vice Presidents and the Treasurer to serve with CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy for the […]

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CHTA’S ‘CHIEF’ Slated For Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016 Highlighting Technology, Operations, Sustainability & Sales & Marketing Tactics

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Following the success of the inaugural Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) last year, CHTA has scheduled CHIEF to return to El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016. This year’s program will expand its educational offerings by incorporating a Technology track in addition to sessions in […]

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Returns To The Bahamas, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017

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CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the region’s largest and most significant marketing forum, will return to The Bahamas for the second consecutive year when the event is staged from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017 at Atlantis, Paradise Island. CHTA will offer a full day of professional development opportunities for attendees on Jan. 31, 2017. The […]

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AHTA’s Wedding Planners and Coordinators Certification Workshop

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A wedding is an undertaking that has a number of intricate details that must be organized, in order for the life changing event to be successful. Over the years, the twin island state has been ranked among the best, where destination weddings are concerned. With this in mind, the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourists […]

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Local Tastes on the World Stage

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Food brings together people around the world, and the Caribbean is no exception. Many island favorites are inspired by our beautiful home with several of the ingredients grown locally. The USVI Culinary Team seeks to bring the flare of Caribbean recipes to the world stage as they dedicate their talent to creating unique dishes from […]

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CHTAEF Board Of Trustees Reviewing Applications, Anticipate Notifications End of May

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The CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) Board of Trustees are currently reviewing over 60 applications received for educational scholarships. CHTAEF anticipates that scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of May. If you have any questions, please email foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

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Membership Beyond Marketplace: Letter from our Membership Director

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Dear Members, I’ve been in the role of Director of Membership for almost a month now and I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of you about CHTA and the value of your membership.  There seems to be a resounding thread in conversations that the CHTA benefit is Marketplace—and yes, the event is rich […]

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Wedding Menus: the Upsell Opportunity

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Written by AskMeInc. A hotel’s F&B team should be closely tied to the wedding team says Marilyn Cairo of AskMeInc, a sales and marketing company that promotes hotels to engaged couples, travel agents, and consumers. “Weddings offer an incredible opportunity for hotels to increase their revenues by offering more creative, specialty options,” says Cairo. “Even […]

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Summer Spirits – Drinking in History

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Written by Emmanuella Owens, Jamaica Inn Jamaica’s rich culinary history extends itself to our varied and flavorful rum styles such as dark, red and white, each with their own unique characteristics. The Island boasts many well-known rum distilleries including Appleton, Myers, and Worthy Park, just to name a few. Jamaica rum production originated with sugar […]

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