CHTA member benefits: our value proposition we represent you
Advocacy and Government Affairs
Knowledge Broker – comparative info, best practices, position papers, expert testimony….
Change Agent – i.e. recently – US Passport requirement; airline costs, visa liberation, UK Air Passenger Duty
Collaborator – with national hotel associations, Caribbean Tourism Organization, World Travel and Tourism Council, Caribbean/Central American Action, etc.
Bully Pulpit – Utilize appropriate public and private forums to advance industry views and value of tourism
We Help You Grow Your Business
Caribbean Travel Marketplace – Top regional deal-making and networking venue for buyers and suppliers; educational sessions from leading industry experts
Caribbean Travel Website– Free listings for members on www.caribbeantravel.com, enables consumers to easily find what they are looking for in a Caribbean vacation. No transaction fees for conversions
Listings, Special Promotional Offers and Referrals – To showcase properties, reach niche markets, present special value offers.
Your Primary Source Of Caribbean Industry Information
Benchmark Data – Providing regional and national hotel and arrivals performance data
Trends – Cutting-Edge, Research and Findings from National, Regional and Global Tourism Leaders. Shared at events, forums, on website, and through member communications
Communications – Webinars, Seminars, Forums, E-Newsletters, Social Media, Events. Using multiple mediums for sharing and feedback
Member and Association Surveys – Soliciting, analyzing and sharing primary information, best practices, etc.
Opportunity to Shape the CHTA Agenda – Through surveys, committees, events and membership meetings
The Key To Increased Savings
CHIEF – Through engaging sessions and networking opportunities, the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum connects members with ideas, information and best practices aimed at helping members to make and save money.
Member Discounts – Providing exclusive travel rates and member-to- member discounts on products and services
Lowering Energy Costs – Connecting you to information, policies, and resources
No-Cash Payment for CHTA Dues and Events – Through CHTA’s special room exchange arrangement with Sky Auction
Improving And Protecting Your Business
Hurricane Readiness – Utilizing CHTA’s Hurricane Preparedness Manual and other resources to prepare, prevent and mitigate the impact of hurricanes and other natural disasters on your business
Insurance Policy Review – Through allied member Smith Orloff, receive a complimentary review of your insurance policy and its protection levels in the event of a claim for hurricanes or other disaster
Sustainability Focus – Connecting members to resources, training and credentialing opportunities through the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism, a CHTA initiative, the Foundation for Environmental Education, and the Blue Flag program
Online Resources – Drawing upon a wealth of tools and information available on CHTA’s website
Building A Quality Workforce
CHTA’s Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has been active since 1987
Nearly $2 million in scholarships awarded
Easy for You to Make a Difference
Culinary Development – Since its inception over 2,000 chefs have participated in training and culinary competitions provided through CHTA’s Taste of the Caribbean annual event.
Countless others have participated in national training and competitive programs to prepare for Taste of the Caribbean
Training Support – materials, templates, comparative wage data available to National Hotel Associations for members
Small Hotels Manual – an operational primer to guide hotels
Hcareers Recruitment Service – Available to members at a discount
National Hotel & Tourism Associations
With its Strategic Partner ARDA, CHTA supports the National Hotel Associations through:
Leadership Development – offered 2-3 times annually, hotel association executives are provided with tools, and share challenges and best practices
Information Exchange – polling associations throughout the region for data, policies, best practices and other useful comparative information
Feedback to CHTA – the national associations are CHTA’s added link to the ground, providing feedback on important matters affecting the industry
Two days of value-packed fun and engaging exchange sessions focused on helping business to make money, save money and become more relevant and efficient
Caribbean Travel Marketplace
The Caribbean’s largest and most important marketing event, where tourism suppliers have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world selling Caribbean vacation travel over the course of two days of business meetings
Taste of the Caribbean
A celebration of the culinary arts of the Caribbean. Developing the professional skills of aspiring and established chefs. Showcasing to the public and region the ‘Taste of The Islands’