Meet the Millennial Family

Written by Adriana Serna, Director of Communications, CHTA The travel industry has greatly focused on catering to and targeting millennials. The generation born between 1982 and 2000, now approximating the ripe old age of 36, represents 83 million people in the US, according to the US Census Bureau. This powerhouse demographic is inching its way […]

Protecting and Preserving Paradise

The Caribbean is an incredibly bountiful, culturally diverse part of the world—a string of islands, large and small, each ringed by beautiful beaches which, to many visitors, constitute paradise on earth. For these reasons and more, the Caribbean is also the most tourism-dependent region on the planet, with more than 50 million people, mostly U.S. […]

Developing Millennial Leaders

By Tatiana Milan, Director of Human Resources, OBM International Millennials are the largest living generation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and also make up the largest segment of today’s workforce. Therefore, developing the proper training and professional development strategies must be a priority for management in order to successfully pass the leadership baton to […]

CHTA Outreach: CEO and Director of Membership visit Haiti

CHTA launched this year’s outreach to destination tourism industry stakeholders and National Hotel and Tourism Associations with a series of meetings in Haiti in February by CHTA’s CEO Frank Comito and Membership Development Director Martha Valdivia. The visit coincided with Comito’s participation in the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting where CHTA and CTO presented recommendations […]

The Challenge of Family Travel in a Luxury Boutique Suite Hotel

Written by Eden Roc Cap Cana Family travellers tend to seek the friendliest and most family friendly environment for their vacations. With hundreds of all-inclusive hotels settled in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic provides unlimited options for the guest looking for toddler friendly meals and activities. So how does a boutique suite property known for offering meaningful experiences, peaceful […]

Adapting your Hotel Gym to the Growing Market Trend

Has your Hotel Gym become old and a cluttered hot mess? Here’s how to rethink your floor space and aesthetics to create a more pleasing environment for members in order to serve the market opportunities. You may not have noticed, but your health club may be shrinking and becoming old. Not the entire building, of […]

Family Friendly Focused Strategies for Boutique Hotels

Written by Amrita Bhalla, Managing Director, A.B.Consulting Boutique hotels can customize the guest experience for younger travellers by including a few small touches. Helping families plan a successful travel experience can result in great customer feedback, referrals and repeat visitors. Based on experience (as an employee and guest), here are a few tips to ensure […]

Helping Families Travel ‘Responsibly’

The terms “sustainable tourism” and “responsible travel” mean different things to different people. But for travel-savvy families, they boil down to one basic question: How can my family benefit from the uniqueness of a place—its people, environment, and natural resources—while, at the same time, contributing to that place, economically and otherwise? There are multiple ways […]

The Caribbean Comeback | Why Summer 2018 Looks Promising

Written by ADARA The resilience of the Caribbean was tested in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. Natural disasters and the uncertainty surrounding their impact on tourism left many questions for potential visitors, but the Caribbean’s distinct draw is expected to minimize the lull in tourism and spur visitation to the region […]

CHIEF Award nominations are Open!

The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) is coming to Miami on June 22-24, 2017, running concurrently to Taste of the Caribbean. Along with CHIEF and Taste, CHTA’s Industry Awards and CHIEF Awards are back to showcase the most innovative best practices in Caribbean Hospitality. “Last year we witnessed extreme forward-thinking programs from each of […]