CHTA Announces Second Cohort for Young Leaders Forum

S. Omega Simmons, Communications Manager, Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and Owner/Director of SOS Media, was one of the recent graduates of the Young Leaders Forum. From left are CHTA’s Acting CEO and Director General Vanessa Ladesma; CHTA People Development Initiative Chair Paul Collymore; and CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig in Miami in December.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has selected an exceptional group of candidates for the second cohort of the Young Leaders Forum (YLF), Class of 2026. These distinguished individuals hail from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos.  The selection committee, comprising respected industry professionals including Sanovnik Destang, […]

CHTA Hails Success of Third Annual Caribbean Travel Forum

Logo for the third annual Caribbean Travel Forum in Montego Bay Jamaica, May 20, 2024.

The third annual Caribbean Travel Forum was a resounding success. The event featured insightful presentations and high-level panel discussions that explored Caribbean tourism performance, emerging trends, and future industry prospects.

ForwardKeys Partners with CHTA to Deliver Regional Travel Insights

ForwardKeys, a leading travel intelligence partner, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) have joined forces to author an in-depth report on the state of Caribbean tourism. The report, unveiled at the Caribbean Travel Forum held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Monday, offers a comprehensive analysis of the region’s performance and highlights critical trends […]

Patricia Affonso-Dass Named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

Patricia Affonso-Dass (center) with Barbados Minister of Tourism Ian Gooding-Edghill and Renée Coppin, Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, in Montego Bay today.

Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager of Ocean Hotels Group in Barbados, is the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. This recognition is a testament to her decades-long dedication and exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry, underscoring her significant contributions to Barbados and the wider Caribbean region. A true product of […]

CHTA Unveils Revolutionary AI Guidebook to Elevate Caribbean Tourism

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) announces the launch of its groundbreaking guidebook, “Artificial Intelligence Transformation Guide for Caribbean Tourism”.  This initiative, spearheaded by the CHTA Technology Task Force, marks a significant milestone as it is the first guidebook of its kind released by any regional Hotel and Tourism Association.  Authored by Christus Gill with […]

Rising Star Brittany Brathwaite of Barbados Honored at CHRIS Conference

Brittany Brathwaite (center) is congratulated by Jonathon S. Zink, COO of The BHN Group, and Andrea Belfanti, CEO of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) congratulates Brittany Brathwaite, Chief People and Development Strategist of Ocean Hotels Group Barbados and Chickmont Foods Ltd, on being recognized as the Caribbean Rising Star at the recent Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). Brathwaite’s exceptional achievements and dedication to the industry exemplify the talent and potential […]