Leveraging Emerging Technologies To Improve The Guest Experience

Written by OBM International In the last few years, there has been a steady rise with the integration of technology within the hospitality industry. Hotels that are investing and implementing new guest-facing and service oriented technologies stand to gain a competitive advantage, increased guest satisfaction and increased revenue opportunities. To stay ahead of the curve, […]

CHTA Education Foundation Awards More Than $130,000 in Scholarships this Year

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year. Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people applied this […]

CAST Webinar: Value and Benefit of Coral Reefs

Join our live webinar to learn more about how climate change impacts life below water, our coral reefs in particular, and solutions for the coral replanting. Learn the key areas that need to be considered when starting a reef restoration and discuss the challenges and opportunities from a real life case study, the Bahamas Reef […]

Registration is Open for the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum

Registration is now open for CTO’s Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF 2017), an officially listed activity for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  The event will take place September 6-8, 2017 in partnership with member country St. Kitts. The Forum will provide a tangible opportunity to meet, share best practices, network, and   […]

The Allied Member Roadmap to Sales Success

Written by Martha Valdivia, Director of Membership Development, CHTA As Director of Membership Development for CHTA, I many times get asked by new Allied Members how to leverage this new relationship to really make an impact on their penetration in the region and ultimately increase their leads and business.  When I look at our Allied […]

3 Tips for Improving Guest Expectations

Written by Sojern These days, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you set the right expectations for your potential guests. Sojern’s eBook, The Hotelier’s Guide to Managing Guest Expectations in the Digital Age, gives tips and tricks to put your property’s best foot forward, including: Understand your offerings, and who they are likely […]

Considering a Hotel Brand Conversion? Top Questions to Ask Before You Re-Flag

Written by Javier Coll, Apple Leisure Group Through the inevitable economic and geo-political fluctuations that impact travel, the most profitable hotel properties have been guided by management teams with real market awareness – those who understand when and how to revise their strategies, re-imagine their properties, and restructure operations. These hotels have consistently found the […]

Why Local Events are a Cause for Celebration

Written by OTAInsight From carnivals and music festivals to patron saint celebrations and world-class sporting occasions, the Caribbean hosts an enormous variety of special events every year. Having so much going on presents a great opportunity for accommodation providers to ensure the crowds check in before checking out the local attractions. However, keeping track of […]

Cut Costs, Not Quality, At Your All Inclusive Resort

Written by Avendra Looking to reduce costs at your all-inclusive resort without having to compromise on the quality that your guests expect? Here are five tips and tricks to achieving your financial goals and giving your guests an unforgettable experience. 1. Document recipes to help with food cost management. Standardize your recipes to help with […]

CHTA Joins Forces with Travel Associations Worldwide to Unify Sector

CHTA  is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTA President, disclosed that under the stewardship of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), CHTA has joined forces with close to a dozen regional and national travel organizations to advocate for the sector among governments, […]