MIAMI (August 27, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. As this year’s hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the Association’s senior officials were among more than 350 […]

Potential Scam Alert for Event Influencers

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association would like to inform the general public of an unauthorized communication and promotion targeting travel and social media influencers using our organization’s name. The website is promoting a Caribbean Travel Summit / Caribbean Island Travel & Tourism Summit (CITTS), billed as an influencer summit taking place in Turks […]

Summer Member Spotlight

New Member Listing: May – August 2018 Angostura Limited Arbeitsgemeinschaft Karibik e.V. Ayi Tour Bianca Sands Resort Blueliner Marketing BlueWater Revenue, LLC Bornewell Holdings Inc Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle Caribbean Journal Chardenmaia Tours S RL Control Union Cotton International DOMUS Windows & Doors Limited Eximia Glion Institute of Higher Education Harris Paints International Ltd Holiday […]

Pulling From Your Hotel’s Design To Weave A Better Story

By OBM International Today’s travelers expect a hotel experience to be much more sophisticated than seen years ago. They are looking to collect authentic experiences, not just a place to rest their head. When hoteliers are genuinely successful, they have created a destination that presents guests with the opportunity to have a transformative experience. So […]

Service Excellence – From the Inside Out

Written by Chuck Kelley, Cayuga Hospitality Consultants Service excellence is about delivering to the customer expectation – meeting and slightly exceeding that expectation. Notice I said “slightly exceeding” and I say that because if you go above and beyond you begin to create a customer expectation you can’t achieve without negatively impacting other priorities. Let’s […]

What Google’s New Price Insights Means for Hotels

Written by Shri Lildharrie, Managing Director, HeBS Digital  Google is testing out a new search engine result page (SERP) element called Google Price Insights that adds hotel price comparisons to the knowledge graph. Google Price Insights include a hyperlinked call-to-action, “Explore Insights,” which takes users to a market comparison page that displays hotel prices against […]

The Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery

As the 2018 hurricane season approaches its peak months, President Bill Clinton convened the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami, bringing together more than 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society. In attendance were Patricia Affonso-Dass, CHTA’s President; Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTA’s […]

Marketplace 2019 Registration Opens August 22nd

Your chance to meet buyers and tour operators from around the world under one roof is just around the corner! CHTA will be rolling out Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019 in Jamaica with more surprises, more buyers  and exciting new activities that will strengthen the connectivity between all industry stakeholders. Registration Opens August 22, 2018 – Take […]

Managing the Art of Being Local

The rise of vacation rental platforms like Airbnb has revealed a desire among travelers to live like a local and have personalized travel experiences. Certainly technology and lower price points have played a large role in the rise of the share economy, as well as a push back against the homogenization of the hotel industry. […]


CLICK HERE to download PDF of this release. MIAMI (August 3, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound […]