New Publications Available on Environmental Sustainability

In Celebration of Earth Day, new publications have been added to the CHTA Knowledge Center’s Publications archive. Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume I Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean – Volume II WIDECAST Sea Turtle Identification Guide (2017) The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) Turtle Watching Guidelines (2017) Purchase […]

A Case for Being Green in the Caribbean

Written by El Conquistador Resort Inspired by the Zika situation that so heavily affected Puerto Rico and the Caribbean tourism industry two years ago, El Conquistador Resort continues to work on the prevention and elimination of mosquitoes throughout the property through various environmentally friendly techniques. Using biodegradable resources composed of the Natural products such as […]

Greenhearts – Sustaining the Wellbeing of All Around

At Green Globe we like to think that our members, through sustainability, promote their “Greenhearts”. Greenhearts, like the native wood of Guyana which shares the same name, are strong and durable; creating amenity and wellbeing that lasts for generations to come. At Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the resort team involves guests in marine […]

Turning Trash to Treasure at Small Hope Bay Lodge

  Environmentally conscious resorts in rural areas, with little to no recycling plants in the vicinity, find it difficult efficiently dispose of the solid waste from their properties. Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island is located on the largest but the least populated island per square mile in the Bahamas. Faced with the issue […]

Mangrove Conservation in Antigua & Barbuda

In  an  effort  to  teach  the  importance  of  mangrove conservation, The Galley Bay Resort of Antigua partnered with the Sunny Day Primary School to  organize  a  local  clean-up  campaign.  Small island developing nations like Antigua and Barbuda depend heavily on the Mangrove system. According to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), much like coral reefs, mangrove […]

Room to be Green

Written by Choice Hotels As Choice Hotels’ presence continues to grow in the Caribbean region, so does the company’s commitment to green and sustainability practices.  The company’s 10 franchised hotels in the region support and participate in the company’s innovative Room to be Green program, and several are going beyond the program’s requirements in demonstrating […]

4 Ways to Take a Bite out of Food Waste

Written by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Every plate that’s scraped equals money in the trash and a heavier carbon footprint. Food waste is a subconscious act, but the effects are detrimental to the vulnerable Caribbean. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 28% of food loss occurs at the […]

Remembering CHTA’s First Employee

Ms. Patricia L. Shillito On this, the first anniversary of her passing, CHTA remembers its first employee, Mrs. Patricia L. Shillito. Patricia began her career with CHA (before it was CHTA) in 1963. She served the association and its members with great dedication and care until her retirement in 1988. Patricia was instrumental in CHA’s […]

The 5-Day Green Week Photo Challenge is Back

On the week leading up to Earth Day, share with us all of your “Green Acts”, practices you carry out in your business that save energy, water and preserve the Caribbean’s beautiful environment. Starting April 17th take one picture or video a day of things that best represent “the word of the day” and post […]

Caribbean Hotels Adopt Near-Waterless Laundry

Record droughts in the Caribbean islands over the past five years have businesses rethinking their water use.  With water and energy costs escalating and tourism being a primary industry, it is important for hotels and for businesses serving hotels to implement water conservation practices. Verdanza Hotel in Puerto Rico was the first hotel to announce […]