Training and passion vital for Hospitality

It used to be that the words ‘hospitality industry’ conjured up visions of front-desk personnel, bellhops and room service but things have changed. The sector has mushroomed into the quintessential multi-functional entity with an operational side made up of front-line workers and a corporate side focused on international expansion, as well as strategic and market […]

Caribbean Hoteliers Up Your Game At CHIEF Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 In Puerto Rico

CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) brings together owners and senior managers from Caribbean hotels with top experts from companies which work with hoteliers to exchange ideas and share best practices. This year’s program will expand its educational offerings by incorporating a Technology track in addition to sessions about Operations, Environmental Sustainability and Sales […]

Thank You Taste of the Caribbean Sponsors

We are very thankful to all the companies and individuals that sponsored the 13 national teams to participate in Taste of the Caribbean. Without your support, the teams wouldn’t have been able to make it to the competition. We are grateful for the companies that have helped us stage the event, including Interval International, Jetblue […]

CHTA Elects New Slate Of Officers For 2016-2018 Biennium

CHTA elected a new slate of officers at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 9, 2016 to serve with President Karolin Troubetzkoy. The five Vice Presidents and Treasurer elected to serve the 2016-2018 Biennium include: 1st Vice President – Stuart Bowe, President, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and […]

The Perfect Media Storm: How to Change the Conversation after a Crisis

The Caribbean tourism industry has been susceptible to a considerable amount of negative news in the last few months. Issues such as Sargassum, Zika, the “threat” of Cuba… all are making headlines. These are stories whose outcomes are completely out of our control, but how we steer the conversation with our guests and the media […]

CHTA Partners With SiteMinder To Provide Market-Leading Channel Management To Member Hotels

CHTA has formed a strategic partnership with the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to provide member hotels market-leading channel management for more effective online distribution and revenue optimization. The strategic partnership will see CHTA collaborate with SiteMinder to strengthen knowledge and innovation within the region’s hotels, namely via educational sessions at the Caribbean […]

Go Green Before Energy Costs Rise

More than 80 percent of the cost of a building is accrued in operations over its life cycle. This makes it imperative to ensure that buildings are designed and built to operate efficiently. This was a core message delivered by Energy Advisors in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) project at the […]

U.S. Travelers Like Sustainable Tourism But Love Transparency From Brands

Some 105.3 million U.S. leisure travelers, or 60 percent of all leisure travelers in the U.S., say that they are “sustainable travelers” — those concerned with how their travel impacts everything from a destination’s local economy to the environment. That’s according to a new study from Mandala Research, a firm that studies unfamiliar or controversial […]

Eurowings To Launch New Havana Flights

Eurowings is expanding its international portfolio by adding a weekly flight from Cologne/Bonn to Havana, Cuba.The routes starts on Dec. 15, 2016 and will utilize an Airbus A330. In addition to its extensive range of German domestic and European flights, Eurowings is steadily expanding its international portfolio. It’s now possible to travel to the Cuban […]

Do Consumers Trust The Sharing Economy?

A recent Hooyu survey claims consumers don’t trust sharing-economy services, particularly lodging, without knowing much about who is on the other end. View the survey infographic here (Source: Hotels New Now).