More than a Competition: Taste Educational Sessions

Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s most recognized culinary competition. However, for food and beverage professionals Taste provides more than just an opportunity to showcase their culinary skills. It is an opportunities to learn for the best culinary professionals. A unique opportunity for your hotel to hone its culinary and beverage skills. In addition […]

CHTA Mourns the Passing of Mr. Hugh Cresser

Hugh Cresser, was an expert in sustainable tourism and rural enterprise development in his native Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.  He was also played an invaluable role in the partnership of CHTA and USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program. Hugh came upon his career in environmental sustainability “by accident,” he says. After earning both a bachelor’s […]

Supreme Luxury Calls for Authentic Experiences

Written by OBM International Luxury travellers are seeking new and unique experiences, and the hotels providing the most memorable, authentic experiences are reigning supreme. Guests want to learn and understand the culture and the history of the places they visit. They want to experience it like a local, or more appropriately, a very wealthy local. […]

Apply for CTO’s 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is currently receiving applications for its Sustainable Tourism Awards in this the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, as part of its efforts to support responsible tourism development and promote Sustainable Tourism products and services in the region. The Awards are open to individuals, groups, organizations and companies in […]

The Bahamian Icon Awards Recognize Excellence in Tourism

Greatness never happens by accident or coincidence. The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community.  Click here to learn more. In the tourism category, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, the following exceptional individuals have […]

Integrating Local Food Sources

Written by Emmanuella Owens, Jamaica Inn As the global demand for food production increases so too does the scale of food production. This mass production of food and the increase in supplier sources has also created a distance between the consumer and supplier. Guests now demand more details about where their food is sourced, how […]

Minority Chef Summit Taking Place This Week in BVI

Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) is set to become a culinary think tank on May 18-22 with the introduction of the first-ever Minority Chef Summit in the BVI. This four-day event organized by dynamic husband and wife culinary duo, Chefs Neil & Erika Cline, will showcase the talent and creativity of some of the leading […]

UNWTO releases 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism

The UNWTO 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism was launched at the Annual Convention of the International Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Association (IGLTA) in Florida. The report, developed in cooperation with IGLTA, underlines the potential of this segment and how to effectively maximize its value. CHTA members and leadership will be able to discuss the […]

BHTA is Diving into Food

Written by Bonair Hotel and Tourism Association Bonaire is the island where divers find their piece of paradise on earth. However, those dedicated divers are beginning to discover another side of Bonaire’s magic: the culinary side! When diving into the culinary experiences Bonaire can offer you, you can see a wide diversity of cuisines. Bonaire […]

CHIEF Professional Development Sessions

This year’s CHIEF offers attendees the chance to be part of intimate professional development sessions  on Friday June 2, produced by Springboard Caribbean and Forbes Travel Guide. The sessions will focus on a “Measure of Success” and “Foundations of Service Leadership” Respectively. Measure of Success Workshop Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH), this hands-on […]