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Styling the Caribbean

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Written by Ruud Zegwaart, LOT1038 The Luxury Traveler is willing to spend more to enjoy more while on vacation. They are demanding. From where they will stay to where they will dine. Minimum 4 or 5-star accommodation, with a boutique feeling. But sometimes even this is not enough. They want to feel like their room […]

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How Climate Change Is Affecting Tourism

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Written by Travel Pulse Climate change is of great concern for the tourism industry and there are several reasons why, as illustrated in a new report from GreenBiz. “More than many other industries, tourism relies on a stable climate, whether attracting customers to lavish lakes, bountiful beaches or majestic mountains,” notes Mike Hower. More extreme […]

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Tourism and Health Stakeholders Address Issues for a Safer and Healthier Caribbean

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Recognizing the need for cross sectional action to address health and economic issues in the region, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has convened a Regional Tourism and Health Stakeholders Workshop on October 4-5, 2017 in Miami, to address the vulnerability of the Caribbean region to health, safety and environmental sanitation (HSE) threats. Travel and […]

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Leveraging Emerging Technologies To Improve The Guest Experience

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Written by OBM International In the last few years, there has been a steady rise with the integration of technology within the hospitality industry. Hotels that are investing and implementing new guest-facing and service oriented technologies stand to gain a competitive advantage, increased guest satisfaction and increased revenue opportunities. To stay ahead of the curve, […]

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CHTA Education Foundation Awards More Than $130,000 in Scholarships this Year

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year. Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people applied this […]

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CAST Webinar: Value and Benefit of Coral Reefs

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Join our live webinar to learn more about how climate change impacts life below water, our coral reefs in particular, and solutions for the coral replanting. Learn the key areas that need to be considered when starting a reef restoration and discuss the challenges and opportunities from a real life case study, the Bahamas Reef […]

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Registration is Open for the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum

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Registration is now open for CTO’s Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF 2017), an officially listed activity for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  The event will take place September 6-8, 2017 in partnership with member country St. Kitts. The Forum will provide a tangible opportunity to meet, share best practices, network, and   […]

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The Allied Member Roadmap to Sales Success

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Written by Martha Valdivia, Director of Membership Development, CHTA As Director of Membership Development for CHTA, I many times get asked by new Allied Members how to leverage this new relationship to really make an impact on their penetration in the region and ultimately increase their leads and business.  When I look at our Allied […]

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3 Tips for Improving Guest Expectations

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Written by Sojern These days, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you set the right expectations for your potential guests. Sojern’s eBook, The Hotelier’s Guide to Managing Guest Expectations in the Digital Age, gives tips and tricks to put your property’s best foot forward, including: Understand your offerings, and who they are likely […]

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Considering a Hotel Brand Conversion? Top Questions to Ask Before You Re-Flag

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Written by Javier Coll, Apple Leisure Group Through the inevitable economic and geo-political fluctuations that impact travel, the most profitable hotel properties have been guided by management teams with real market awareness – those who understand when and how to revise their strategies, re-imagine their properties, and restructure operations. These hotels have consistently found the […]

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