CHTA Mourns the Loss of Bonita Morgan

Our One Caribbean Family, CHTA and CTO, is deeply saddened by the loss of Bonita Morgan, CTO’s Director of Resource Mobilization and Development, the morning of Friday April 6th in the United States where she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to her family and the CTO team. Her legacy […]

Hotel Food Waste Reduction Survey

Are you a General/Restaurant Manager, Head Chef, Food & Beverage Director, Catering Sales Director, or another member of hotel leadership with insight into your food operations? The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) want to hear from you! These organizations are partnering to […]

Join the CAST Impact Travel Mission – Earth Day Edition!

CAST, OBMI and Local Guest have partnered to help rebuild parts of Puerto Rico that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Maria. The weekend of April 20-23, 2018 teams of volunteers will unite in Puerto Rico to build new roofs in the historic community of La Perla, rebuild La Fundacion Ismael Rivera, and replanting a sustainable […]

Sustainability, the New Standard in Hospitality

By OBM International Though going green might have begun as a small niche in the hospitality and tourism industries, rising concerns over climate change have raised sustainable practices to priority level across the board. In fact, many travelers today are actively seeking out hotels and resorts that are committed to environmental and community responsibility. Knowing that […]

You Only have 5 Days Left to Apply for a CHTAEF Scholarship!

There are three compelling reasons why you should advise your employees, friends and family wishing to further their education in the hospitality industry to apply for a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation 2017 scholarship: You Are Building a Better Workforce – essential to your business’s success. Your Are Demonstrating Goodwill – by bringing […]

From Dreamer to Entrepreneur – Quenten Harms, the Beach Rental Guy

Written by Christopher Snijders, CHATA Quenten Harms is the perfect example of striving to make tourism bigger. Where others saw just a breathtaking view with aquamarine colors, Quenten saw potential for a booming business. This island boy of just 21 years old came up with the idea to start his own business renting out beach […]

Caribbean Embarks on Journey to Become World’s First “Climate-Smart Zone”

Written by Valentines Residences Resort and Marina Last year’s devastating hurricane season made one thing perfectly clear: the Caribbean, a region that contributes very little to the negative effects of climate change, is also one of the most vulnerable. Global warming is a very real threat, leaving islands throughout the Caribbean with a great deal […]

Oualie Beach Restaurant Finds Space At The Bar For Empty Bottles

Written by Pierre Borg, Oualie Beach Resort With a quick glance through the pages of a DIY craft book or web page, anyone who has a few empty wine bottles around the house can find countless ways to turn them into something decorative or practical. What might it look like, though, if this kind of […]

Driving Revenue through Sustainability

Written by Federico Moreno-Nickerson, ALG Development The hospitality industry joined the global movement toward sustainability well over a decade ago upon recognizing the long-term financial gains that green operations can affect. Today, water and energy as well as waste reductions are the primary focus for most hotel properties. In fact, the 2015 study Environmental Sustainability […]

CHTA partners with the Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards

CHTA and the Jamaica Tourist Board are partnering with the Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards to offer, for the first time ever, the opportunity for romantic resorts and destinations across the Caribbean to be recognized as leaders in a booming and multi-billion-dollar niche. A Caribbean-wide educational symposium and wedding industry awards event to show hundreds of […]