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Galley Bay Resort and Spa World Wetland Day 2016

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Galley Bay Resort and Spa celebrated World Wetland Day with a week’s worth of events to raise awareness of mangroves and wetlands in Antigua. The Eastern Caribbean Marine Management Areas Network was invited to Galley Bay Resort to do a display on the marine protected areas in Antigua and the conservation projects associated with it […]

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CHTA Creates a Zika Resource Center

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CHTA and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are urging all Caribbean countries and the national hotel and tourism associations and hotels in the region to diligently work to control the mosquito population in light of the recent reports of the Zika virus. As a result CHTA and the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) a […]

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Caribbean Economic and Hotel Industry Reports

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According to Hotel News Now, the Caribbean hotel industry reported record breaking results in two of the three key performance metrics in 2015, according to data from STR. For the year, average daily rate in the market was US$229.44, and revenue per available room was US$157.74. Each of those absolute values was the highest STR […]

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This One Thing Bothers Hotel Guests More Than Anything Else

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Most hotel guests would agree, there’s no excuse for poor service. According to consumer advocate Christopher Elliott, inattentive hotel employees are the top concern for a majority of guests. Elliott talked to a handful of hotel guests about what bugs them more than anything else, and it was bad service that kept coming up. Click […]

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Say “I Do” to Destination Weddings

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From romantic secluded beaches and historic sites to archeological ruins and botanical gardens, more couples are saying “I Do” to destination weddings. With record breaking numbers being reported, if your hotel has not felt an increase in destination weddings business, now is the time to update your strategy. “Today’s wedding couple searches, evaluates and books […]

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Tell Hospitality Students About CHTA Education Foundation Scholarships

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Know promising students looking to further their education in the hospitality industry? Let them know the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is offering scholarships and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. CHTAEF provides academic, professional development, tourism and hospitality teachers, work experience placements and internship awards to Caribbean nationals who demonstrate a strong commitment […]

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Thank You Interval International, Virgin Holidays For Combined $63,000 Donation To CHTAEF

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The CHTA Education Foundation is grateful for the generous donations of Interval International and Virgin Holidays during the opening ceremony at Caribbean Travel Marketplace.  Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented Richard Kahn, chairman of CHTAEF, with a $30,000 donation. Nicola Goldsmith, head of product and purchasing […]

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St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association Elects a New President

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The Board of Directors of the St Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association has officially ratified Sanovnik Destang to take office immediately as the President of the Association. At the age of 35, Sanovnik is the youngest President in the SLHTA’s 53 year history. He will serve as President until 2017. Destang who is preceded by […]

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CSHAE Execs Participate in Training, Set Strategic Plans for 2016-2019

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As part of the CSHAE Annual General Meeting, the executives participated in ASAE Training Workshops focused on volunteer development which were led by CHTA’s Director of Communications Adriana Serna. The sessions were sponsored by American Resort Development Association – Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC). During the meeting  the executives developed strategic plans for each country to […]

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New CSHAE Executive Committee Elected For 2016-2018

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Congratulations to the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) elected to serve on the executive committee from 2016-2018 including: Neil Forrester, general manager, Antigua Hotels & Tourism Association, was elected as president of CSHAE Stacy Cox, association executive, Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, was elected first vice president and president-elect of CSHAE […]

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