The Importance of a Committed Supply Chain Partnership to Recovery

Written by Cecilia Devenyi, Tropical Shipping A committed supply chain partner is essential to the rebuilding of hotels and other infrastructure on the islands following a natural disaster.  When life-sustaining supplies are delivered in the immediate aftermath of a storm, employees, workers and other businesses are able to get up and running; hotels reopen sooner […]

Marketing with Experiential Travel in Mind

Written by Valentines Resort As 2017 draws to a close, it’s clear that Experiential Travel, a form of tourism in which people focus on experiencing a particular place by connecting to its history, people and culture, was a trend that continued to significantly shape the landscape of the travel and hospitality industry. A large segment […]

The Evolution of Email

Written by Scott Bacon, Miles Partnership Hundreds of experts in all aspects of email marketing recently gathered at the Email Evolution Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, to explore new trends, technologies and innovations in Email Marketing. From content development to deliverability to SPAM compliance and more, the conference explored the complexities of people-based marketing and […]

A Caribbean Year in Review

Written by Ashley Proceviat, Sojern As 2017 draws to a close, Sojern reflects on the year that was and the travel and tourism trends that impacted the Caribbean. Extreme weather—an understatement—took its toll on much of the Caribbean this year, but there is cause for optimism. According to our latest Global Travel Insights report, Cancun […]

If Your Website Was An Employee, Would You Fire It?

Written by  Shri Lildharrie, HebsDigital A Caribbean hotelier recently asked me an extremely on-point question: “How do I get more direct bookings and not be so dependent on OTAs?” This hotelier understood that their small hotel can’t possibly go head-to-head with the big guys, but still wanted to get a larger slice of the pie […]

3 New Year’s Resolutions CHTA Members Need to Make in 2018

2017 brought along lots of dramatic changes and opportunities for the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. Along with the huge impact of climate change, the industry continues to face the challenges brought about by technology, political upheaval and meeting the ever-evolving needs of the global traveler. The following three top trends have been selected that will […]