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The Caribbean tourism industry is the most important economic activity and principal foreign exchange earner for the region. It is an effective tool to fight poverty and should be harnessed to better the lives of the region's poorer communities. But there is still a need to increase the awareness of the Caribbean people of the [...] Read More
CARIBBEAN TOURISM PROGRESS HINGES ON SMARTER PARTNERSHIPS

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CHTA points to progress, but government and private sector stakeholders must exercise greater prudence in managing communications and resolving challenges MIAMI (August 27, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) applauds efforts being made by the region’s public and private sectors to grow tourism, but cautions against the inherent risks if the sectors do not […]

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CHTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $130,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR

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MIAMI (August 18, 2017) – 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 […]

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CHTA JOINS FORCES WITH TRAVEL ASSOCIATIONS WORLDWIDE TO UNIFY SECTOR

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MIAMI ( August 9 , 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Karolin Troubetzkoy disclosed that under the stewardship of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), CHTA […]

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CHTA TO WORK CLOSELY WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR

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MIAMI (July 27, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deepening its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, a center of tourism information planned by the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), will share with CHTA and its […]

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HEINZ SIMONITSCH FIRST RECIPIENT OF PRESTIGIOUS ‘ICON OF HOSPITALITY’ AWARD

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MIAMI (July 13, 2017) – Legendary Caribbean hotelier Heinz Simonitsch, who defined luxury hospitality and environmental sustainability, will receive the first Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Icon of Hospitality Award. Simonitsch of Jamaica’s famed Half Moon resort in Montego Bay was conferred the high honor today, his 90th birthday, for his tireless and innovative contributions to the region’s […]

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ENROLL INTO “THE UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS”, HOTEL LEGEND URGES

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Audio clip of Sir Royston: http://bit.ly/2sUObz6 Vision, excellence and staff are keys to success, says Sir Royston Hopkin MIAMI (June 27, 2017) – Hoteliers and aspiring young hospitality professionals need to appreciate the critical role which the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) can play in their success, asserts respected Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin. […]

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CHTA WANTS BETTER U.S. – CUBA RELATIONS

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MIAMI (June 23, 2017) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and […]

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BARBADOS WINS TOP CARIBBEAN CULINARY HONORS

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“Bimshire” Wins Top Team, Bartender and Seafood Honors; BVI Takes Chef of the Year Category at Taste of the Caribbean 2017 MIAMI, FL (June 7, 2017) – Barbados is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The Bajan team won the top honors in the finale of the 2017 Taste of the Caribbean culinary […]

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BARBADOS HOTELIER NAMED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF CARIBBEAN HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION

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MIAMI (June 5, 2017) – Leading hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass is the new President-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The Group General Manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Mrs. Affonso-Dass was elected to the important leadership role on Friday at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s AGM, held alongside the Caribbean Hospitality Industry […]

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