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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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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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CHTA PRESIDENT CALLS FOR “DYNAMIC TAX” TO ADDRESS HIGH COST OF AIR TRAVEL

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 24, 2022) – The President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is recommending a tiered “dynamic taxation system” as a novel and potential solution to address ongoing concerns about the high cost of air travel within and to and from the region. Calling for a flexible approach to levying airline taxes, CHTA’s President Nicola Madden-Greig […]

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CHTA STATEMENT ON HURRICANE FIONA

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 20, 2022) – The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) voices our solidarity with the resilient people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as they recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona, which initially made landfall in Puerto Rico’s southwestern region, causing flooding in remote and rural areas of the […]

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CHTA’s CHIEF Awards Open for Nominations

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FORT LAUDERDALE (August 22, 2022) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has called for nominations for its Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards, which recognize best practices in four areas: business operations, human resources, sales and marketing, and sustainability. CHIEF awards honor and celebrate successful practices which CHTA member hotels and tourism-related […]

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Strengthening small businesses is a big deal, say CHTA/OAS

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (July 19, 2022) – Building the resilience of small tourism enterprises (STEs) in the Caribbean is fundamental to the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises, according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Organization of American States (OAS). Speaking ahead of an OAS-sponsored high-level gathering of […]

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