Corals Survived Caribbean Climate Change

Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between 1 and 2 million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) think one group of survivors, corals in the genus Orbicella, will continue to adapt to future climate changes because of […]

Caribbean Architectural Year in Review

Written by OBM International As 2016 draws to a close, surprising new data from the U.S. Department of Commerce has revealed that Americans have set international travel records despite terrorism, zika and ebola threats. With the travel industry showing no signs of slowing down, it is critical that we begin to anticipate future trends and […]

New Member Spotlight

New CHTA members for the month of November: Realtors Luxury Villa Rentals Limited – Azuzoo Limited – The Shore Club – JANUS Et Cie – Senator Riviera Cancun – Bardot Inc. –

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort Appoints New Managing Director

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia, has appointed industry-veteran Scott Seger as the resort’s new Managing Director. As Managing Director, Seger will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Windjammer Landing as well as overseeing the marketing and sales efforts of the resort where more than US$40 million has been invested in renovations […]

CHTA Members win World  Boutique  Hotel  Awards  2016

The  winners  of  the World  Boutique  Hotel  Awards  2016 were  announced at  the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The Caribbean winners are: Secret Bay Hotel in Dominica won the World’s Best Boutique Hotel Award Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Belize – The America’s Best Beach or Costal Boutique Hotel Tiamo […]

Local Measure Wins the Phocuswright Emerging Innovator Award

Sydney-based CHTA Member, Local Measure, a leading location-based social platform for hotels and the tourism industry, won the award as top innovator among emerging companies at The Travel Innovation Summit. Each year, dozens of innovative companies are selected to demonstrate groundbreaking applications and solutions that are set to change the travel industry. The winners represent […]

Sojern’s 2016 Caribbean Insights

Written by Ashley Proceviat, Sojern As 2016 draws to a close, Sojern reviews the travel and tourism trends that made their mark on the Caribbean. A top emerging market for North Americans this year was Cuba. Travel interest rose 67% year over year for Americans, and 50% for Canadians, according to our North America Travel […]

Springer Humbled by Independence Award

“It’s been an incredibly fascinating and rewarding journey.”That’s how outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Sue Springer sums up her journey in the tourism industry. Springer, who has worked in the sector since 1972, was among 50 Barbadians who received the Barbados Jubilee Honour last Friday night during the […]

CHATA’s Change in Leadership

CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, will step down by December 31st, 2016 after 5 years in the post. CHATA on its way to celebrate 50 years of existence in 2017 has already appointed a successor in the name of Mr. Miles Mercera who will take over the role and lead the organization into the […]

Rudy Grant is appointed new CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Rudy Grant as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Former Barbados Senator, Mr. Grant will take up the post effective December 1st, succeeding Sue Springer, who spent 15 years at the helm of the Association. Grant, who also served as Parliamentary Secretary […]