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LAST CALL for Caribbean Best Practices
LAST CALL for Caribbean Best Practices

CHTA is accepting nominations for the coveted Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards, which are set to take place during the third edition of the event in Miami from June 2 to 4, 2017.

The CHIEF Awards shine a spotlight on the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry’s best practices and Caribbean businesses that have implemented them for the betterment of the industry and the region. This year’s awards are focused around the areas of Environmental Sustainability, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Social Responsibility.

Nominations must be submitted by April 17. The finalists will be announced on Friday, May 5, 2017. The top three finalists in each category will be invited to present their best practices during CHIEF at the Hyatt Regency Miami, and the overall winner in each category will be announced at the conference. Eligible entrants include any company that is an active CHTA member or a member of a Caribbean national hotel and tourism association; ministries and departments of tourism; travel industry stakeholders such as online travel agents, travel intermediaries and trade press; CHTA strategic partners and sponsors; and members of the general public.

The judging panel represents different countries and geographic regions, as well as professional backgrounds, including the private sector, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and government, reflecting multi-stakeholder engagement in the travel and tourism industry. Nominations must be submitted to CHTA after they are vetted by their respective national hotel and tourism associations. Submissions will be rated on approach, results and application. Applications are available at

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