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CHTA EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KAROLIN TROUBETZKOY

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This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations. Earth Day’s theme this year, “End Plastic Pollution,” is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact, for many of our island destinations at […]

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CHTA CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR CHIEF AWARDS

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Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) to recognize best practices MIAMI (April 20, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is inviting the region’s hospitality sector to submit nominations for the coveted Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards, to be presented in Miami this summer. “The CHIEF Awards shine a spotlight on […]

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HOTEL EXECUTIVE APPLAUDS GROWING ROLE OF CARIBBEAN WOMEN IN TOURISM, WANTS OBSTACLES ADDRESSED

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MIAMI (March 8, 2018) – A prominent Caribbean tourism leader is calling on the region’s leaders to pay more attention to the need to protect and support women working in tourism, the region’s biggest money earner. Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of St. Lucia’s storied Jade Mountain resort and its adjoining sister property, Anse Chastanet, said “Caribbean […]

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STACY COX ELECTED PRESIDENT OF HOTEL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES FOR NEXT TWO YEARS SAN JUAN

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(February 18, 2018) – Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association’s annual general meeting, which […]

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JAMAICA TO HOST 2019 CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (February 4, 2018) – The Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29 to 31, 2019. The event […]

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TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS GETTING SET FOR CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE THIS MONTH

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SAN JUAN (January 20, 2018) –  Registration for this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is strong. Following a meeting with the Host Committee in San Juan this week, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) reported that demand among travel industry stakeholders […]

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NEW CARIBBEAN JOBS BANK AIMS TO MATCH WORKERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES

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Priority focus given to six destinations impacted by recent hurricanes MIAMI, Florida (January 10, 2018) – Sparked by the need to assist Caribbean tourism industry workers impacted by last fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has created a “jobs bank” to match candidates with tourism-related employment opportunities. The jobs bank, which was […]

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CARIBBEAN HOTELS REPORTING STRONG HOLIDAY SEASON

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MIAMI (December 21, 2017) – Holiday travelers are escaping to the Caribbean, with hotels in most destinations not impacted by this year’s hurricanes reporting occupancies in excess of 90 percent over the holiday season. “More than 70 percent of the Caribbean was not impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria and travelers are discovering the incredible […]

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MAJOR SUPPORT FOR CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE  IN JANUARY

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Officials encouraged by registration for key Caribbean business event SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (December 18, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) reports strong sponsor and delegate interest in the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. CHTA’s Director General Frank Comito said major […]

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Caribbean Hotel Insurance Rates To Increase By 10 To 40 Percent

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MIAMI (November 26, 2017) –  Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, made the recommendation during a […]

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