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New CHTA Strategic Partner: JetBlue Airways

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JetBlue Airways joined CHTA as a Strategic Partner for 2016. Jetblue and CHTA have aligned regarding certain advocacy issues, in particular regarding mitigating the cost of travel and increasing the demand for Caribbean destinations. More travel to the Caribbean will increase funds available for the promotion of the destinations throughout the region, increase taxes collected […]

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MasterCard and CHTA Present Destination Market: Caribbean Study

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MasterCard Advisors and CHTA presented Destination Market: Caribbean, a study which delves into Caribbean tourism trends over the past three years. The study revealed that the top origination markets for spend are the U.S., U.K., Canada, Netherlands, Venezuela, Germany, France, Brazil, Switzerland and Italy. While international travel to the Caribbean remains steady throughout the year, […]

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Sargassum Seaweed in 2016?

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2015 broke the records in term of seaweed influxes. All islands got impacted, and in several of them, the tourism sector seriously suffered from it. What will be the situation in 2016? To answer this question, it is crucial to understand well the origin of the phenomenon. Briefly: the seaweed comes from a Second Sargasso […]

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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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