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BARBADOS TO HOST 41st CARIBBEAN TRAVEL MARKETPLACE THIS SPRING

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BARBADOS (January 20, 2023) – Barbados will host the 41st edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace, May 9-11, 2023. CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig announced that the influential trade association’s largest annual event, which brings together buyers and sellers of the region’s tourism products and services, will be staged in […]

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CHTA thanks partners as COVID-19 threat level falls and the Caribbean registers record arrivals

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 24, 2022) – As a growing number of Caribbean destinations continue to set record tourism arrivals, expenditures and hotel occupancies, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) praised the region’s tourism industry, local government authorities and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for their vigilance and collaboration, which has contributed to […]

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Newsletter December 2022 – CEO Corner

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In October, CHTA brought together the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry along with global partners for the most important gathering the industry has experienced over the past three years.  Caribbean Travel Marketplace not only provided a platform for suppliers from 25 Caribbean destinations and buyers from 23 markets to meet but it was a much-needed […]

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Newsletter December 2022 – CHTA Education Foundation

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A Record-Breaking Year for CHTA Education Foundation 415 Participants Complete National Hospitality Training in Turks & Caicos Islands Providenciales, TCI – On November 11, 2022, CHTAEF wrapped its largest national hospitality training program in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Over five weeks, our remarkable training team of Louise John and Suzanne Shillingford-Brooks took hospitality professionals […]

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Newsletter December 2022 – Industry Data

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The Caribbean continues to see a positive recovery in tourist arrivals. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) latest statistics (September 2022), most Caribbean countries continue to show a strong recovery in tourist arrivals by comparison with many regions of the world. The UNWTO data indicates that globally, tourist arrivals through July 2022 […]

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Newsletter December 2022 – President’s Message

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As we approach the end of 2022 and into the festive season, we look to renewed hope for the Caribbean to move past recovery and into robust growth. The recent ForwardKeys data presented at our inaugural Caribbean Travel Forum in October points to a successful rebound and projected growth for Caribbean tourism. While this growth […]

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CHTA Announces VPs for 2022-2024

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 6, 2022) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is heading into the 2022-2024 biennium with a new slate of vice presidents in support of current President Nicola Madden-Greig of the Courtleigh Hospitality Group in Jamaica. At the organization’s annual general meeting last month, St. Lucian hotelier Sanovnik Destang, Executive […]

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CHTA Awards Recognize Resilience and Excellence in Caribbean Tourism

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MIAMI, Florida (October 5, 2022) – In keeping with its commitment to advance the quality, sustainability and profitability of the tourism industry in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has announced the winners of its 2022 Destination Resilience and Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) awards. Caribbean tourism stakeholders gathered during CHTA’s […]

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Jamaica’s Kevin Hendrickson named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (October 4, 2022) – Distinguished Jamaican hotelier and businessman Kevin Hendrickson has been declared Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The award was presented during CHTA’s historic Caribbean Travel Forum yesterday ahead of the official opening of the 40th Caribbean Travel Marketplace in San […]

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On World Tourism Day, CHTA reflects on the future of Caribbean tourism

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FORT LAUDERDALE (September 26, 2022) – As the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) marks World Tourism Day on Tuesday, September 27, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is reflecting on the significant contribution tourism has made to the socioeconomic development of the Caribbean while focusing on the challenges and opportunities the industry presents for […]

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