Creating a Social-Worthy Hotel

Written by OBMI For better or worse, social media has changed the way we travel. The millennial traveller is eager to search the globe for a skyline, sunset, or beautiful hotel pool to make their account shine. In our social media-obsessed world, hotels and resorts are being booked solely based on their visually pleasing aspects. […]

New Travel Insights: Caribbean a Hotspot for Winter Travel

By Sojern In Sojern’s latest Global Travel Insights report, we looked forward to Q4 travel trends to understand how people around the globe are planning their end of the year travel—and offer travel marketers advice for influencing these early planners. Looking forward to the entire quarter, destinations like Cancun, San Juan, and Miami make the […]

AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings: a Path to Success and Profitability for Your Resort

By Federico Moreno-Nickerson, Apple Leisure Group In the digital age, surveys, ratings systems, and consumer reviews are an inescapable fact of life. For hotel owners and operators – and their guests — there is one rating system, developed before the internet’s inception, that in many ways is more valuable and persuasive than all of the […]

Post Hurricane Voluntourism Engagement in the Caribbean

Written by Roslyn Parker, Affinity Travel Group While the world watched the events of the recent hurricane season unfold on television and social media, there was a natural inclination to want to help.  This is an innate human response to circumstances that are often beyond our control.  People want to do something, whether it fits […]

Caribbean Holiday Travel Trends

Written by Expedia With the winter holidays on the horizon, the Expedia group is reporting a large influx of searches and interest for travel to the Caribbean. The region is seeing a large influx of group travel (bookings with 3 or more people) around the Christmas holidays with an increase in searches of more than […]

#CHTAMyCaribbean Photo Challenge Captures Half a Million Impressions

In celebration of Caribbean Tourism Month, CHTA carried out its annual #CHTAMyCaribbean Photo Challenge to promote awareness of the Caribbean’s diversity and limitless travel adventures. Many of you shared your favorite parts of your destinations and properties. As a result, we reach close to half a million impressions on social media (more than double the […]

CHTA Invites you to Participate in The New York Times Travel Show

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your property at the New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer trade show in North America. Donate night stays for the silent auction, showcase your hotel in front of thousands of avid travelers, while you help secure a bright future for our industry and […]

Important Dates for Marketplace 2018

At Marketplace 2018 we will be shaking things up, adding a vibrant new look, more buyers  and exciting new activities that will strengthen the connectivity between all industry stakeholders. We will also be addressing issues of rebuilding and recovery. “In rolling out a reenergized Caribbean Travel Marketplace, we look forward to showing the world how […]

Transformational Travel: the Next Big Holiday Travel Trend

Gone are the days when a holiday vacation was limited to a trip to grandma’s house or a quick road trip to a nearby town. Travelers in 2017 are worldly. They want to travel farther, experience more, and ultimately be changed by their wanderlust. According to leading luxury travel experts from Virtuoso Travel Week in […]