USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program and CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in a landmark move to bolster energy efficiency in the Caribbean hotel sector, the largest electricity consumer sector in the region. The agreement, which was signed during the official ceremony […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Registration is Open

Registration to the biggest Caribbean hospitality marketing event of the year is open. Get ready to experience a new marketplace with a more engaging look and feel, and the introduction of a new luxury upgrade for booths and a new Hospitality lounge. 2017’s Marketplace will host new emerging markets, introduce MICE buyers and offer innovative […]

CHTA Industry Awards and CHIEF Awards

On Sunday, October 2, 2016 CHTA celebrated its annual Industry Awards at El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico during the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF). The recipients of these prestigious awards exemplify the best our region and our industry has to offer. The winners in each category are: INDUSTRY AWARDS Caribbean […]

Challenges Faced by the Caribbean Travel and Tourism Sector

This September at the Caribbean Council of Ministers and Commissioners Mr. David Scowsill President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council offered outstanding insights regarding the Caribbean’s travel & tourism sector and the complex and ever-changing issues it faces. According to research provided by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC): The travel […]

WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

CHTA is proud to support and encourage its membership to participate in the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. We are confident that many Caribbean organizations can stand out  and represent our region in these prestigious awards. CLICK HERE TO APPLY Deadline: November 14, 2016 The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards focus on five categories that have been […]

CHIEF Keynote Calls for Investment in the Caribbean’s Human Resources

Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment communities, called for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders to elevate service standards within the region. “We have the soul to do it – this region has soul […]

Six Immediate Post-Storm Action Items

CHTA insurance loss consultants and Allied Member Stanley Smith of Smith Orloff & Associates, has compiled the top six immediate action steps any business must take after a storm.  

Time Sensitive Relief Efforts for Haiti and the Bahamas

Hurricane Matthew caused devastating loss of life and destruction of property in Haiti.  Parts of The Bahamas, specifically Grand Bahama, Andros and Berry Islands also were severely damaged.  CHTA would like to convey sincere condolences to the people of Haiti and The Bahamas for the heavy toll that the storm has taken. Today there are […]

Revenue Maximizing Strategies: the profit is in the planning

Building revenue and cutting costs were the primary themes of the “Better Planning, Bigger Profits” Operations session offered at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) held in Puerto Rico a few weeks ago. In this article we will go over some of the key factors discussed in influencing a hotel’s revenue and ensuring its […]