How To Create A Great Corporate Culture

By Tatiana Milan, OBMI Human Resources Director People often underestimate how important culture is in the workplace. If you don’t actively recognize this culture, your corporation could be missing out on a valuable opportunity to provide a positive impact on your employees and your bottom line. What is a corporate culture and what are the […]

CHIEF’s Virtual Exchange Hub Promotes Hospitality Innovations

CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry and Exchange Forum (CHIEF) brought together key players in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the Caribbean to enhance their sustainability and profitability. This year’s CHIEF featured 38 companies showcasing products and services catered to the hospitality industry. Out of the 38 exhibitors 19 participated in a new featured benefit offered […]

New MOU’s in the Works

Looking to expand its outreach to other international organizations, CHTA has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the following organizations: CGM Gallagher The CGM Gallagher Group is the Caribbean’s largest insurance broker. It has offices in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. CHTA is working with CGM Gallagher to offer pan-regional Health Insurance Options for […]

CHTA Membership Outreach to Belize

On July 3rd the Belize Hotel Association held its Annual General Meeting at the Black Orchid Resort in Belize. Guest Speaker at the AGM was Ms. Martha Valdivia, CHTA’s Director of Membership Development. Ms. Valdivia shared her in-depth knowledge of online sales and marketing, and her experience in cultivating and maintaining partnerships in the Caribbean. […]

New Student/Academia Membership

In an effort to further strengthen CHTA’s ties with academic institutions and holding fast to its commitment to people development in the region, CHTA is pleased to announce its New Student/Academia category of membership to be rolled-out over the summer and ready for the 2018-2019 academic year. Dues: • Students – $75/year; Academics – $100/year […]

Social Responsibility Best Practice Case Study: Playa Hotels and Resorts

Written by Samantha Hardy, Playa Hotels and Resorts Over the course of any given year, Playa Hotels and Resorts dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to making an impact on the local community and giving back to the destinations in which they live. Whether it’s restoration or reforestation projects, or hosting children with […]

Benefits of E-Learning for the hospitality industry

Written by Amrita Bhalla, A.B Consulting Tourism and travel now accounts for more than 10.2% of global GDP according to the 2018 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook released by Deloitte.  The hospitality sector is projected to sustain a 5-6% growth in 2018, highlighting the increasing need for a skilled workforce. As industry growth and competition […]

2018 CHTA Industry Awards

The CHTA Industry Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association to its membership. They recognize excellence in Caribbean hotel operations by demonstrating superior achievement in: Resort Operations, Food & Beverage, Marketing and Sales, Resort Maintenance, Staff Training and Motivation, Innovative Management, Environmental Practices, Community Affairs, and Involvement with National […]

Taste of the Caribbean Awards

Taste of the Caribbean is one of the most prestigious culinary awards in the region. The only culinary competition where chefs and bartenders throughout the Caribbean are able to compete with one another in one arena. The competition evaluates competitors on an individual and group level. Below is a list of the overall winners of […]