Know Your Families: ADARA Family Travel Data

Knowing how families plan trips, when they are looking to travel, and what activities are important to them allows you to better inform your marketing strategy to reach family travelers. ADARA, the world’s travel data co-op, has recently released findings around family travel trends and behaviors. When compared to solo and couple travelers, families take […]

Dreaming of Getting that Degree? Make Your Dream Come True!

Do you know a promising Caribbean student or Caribbean professional interested in furthering their education in the hospitality industry? Let them know the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is offering scholarships and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. CHTAEF provides academic, professional development, tourism and hospitality teachers, work experience placements and internship awards to […]

Ewald Biemans Honored by HSMAI and National Geographic

Amidst the glittery backdrop of New York City on February 21, 2017, the hospitality world’s best work and brightest minds were honored as the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards. Ewald Biemans, owner and CEO of the CHTA Member Hotel Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort was recognized with […]

Exclusive Travel Insurance Benefits for CHTA Members

Travel should be fun and relaxing. But what if something happens? What if one of your guests or one of their family members becomes sick? What if one of their bags is lost or stolen? Or if they need to cancel their vacation due to an emergency? Travel insurance can protect your guest, as well […]

Grab the Spotlight at the CHIEF Awards!

The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) is coming to Miami on June 2-6, 2017, running concurrently to Taste of the Caribbean. Along with CHIEF and Taste, CHTA’s Industry Awards and CHIEF Awards are back to showcase the best practices in Caribbean Hospitality. “Last year we witnessed extreme forward-thinking programs from each of the winning […]

The Power of Sponsorship

Sponsorships are one of the most powerful member benefits offered by CHTA. Assessing the usefulness of planned sponsorship deals is one of the most important decisions that any business owner or brand manager will make regarding their business. With the overall aim of increased sales and profitability, sponsorship serves two main purposes: to increase brand […]

We Are Family: Top Family Travel Trends of 2017

Research presented at the Family Travel Association Summit revealed the most popular region for family travel in 2017 is forecasted to be the Caribbean and Central America, with Europe close behind. Nowadays, families are traveling together on multi-generational trips to celebrate milestones, explore new destinations or just get away from the hustle and bustle of daily […]

Educating Families on Safe Vacations

By Julia Maximo, Ocean Club Resorts in Providenciales Visitor arrivals to Turks & Caicos are on the rise and the destination is becoming more popular, but we still must focus on attracting families to our destination for their annual vacations, especially during the low periods. How can we do that with threats including Zika looming […]

Inspired Design with Kids in Mind: How one Amenity Can Make a Big Impact on Your Youngest Guests

Written by OBM International With younger generations spending more and more time on technology-related experiences it is not surprising that many parents are using vacations as an opportunity to power off devices and explore more experiential and educational alternatives. Hotels that accommodate this desire with specialty amenities centered around youth entertainment make a big impact […]

Family Travel Trends Revealed from Sojern’s Collaboration with Google

Written by Catlyn Origitano, Sojern From Search Engine to Booking Engine: Sojern’s 2017 Hotel Report uncovers the path to purchase for hotel guests. By teaming up with Google, Sojern’s report offers an unprecedented look across devices, from their start at a search engine down to their final booking. We’ve highlighted the report’s most interesting family-specific […]