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National Hotel and Tourism Association
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We Represent You

  • 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, 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

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