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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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Anticipation builds for 40th Caribbean Travel Marketplace

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (July 14, 2022) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is reporting that registration for the highly anticipated 40th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace is outpacing expectations as regional suppliers and global buyers prepare for a return to in-person business development activities in the Caribbean this fall. Slated for San […]

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REGIONAL TOURISM BODIES CALL ON SECTOR TO ADVANCE HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (June 1, 2022) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) have urged the tourism sector to step up preparations for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 until November 30, and the U.S.-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is […]

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CARIBBEAN TOURISM BOUNCES BACK

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Hoteliers throughout the region have an optimistic outlook for what the future holds FORT LAUDERDALE (May 30, 2022) – The Caribbean’s tourism renaissance is well underway, with some destinations approaching or exceeding record visitor arrival numbers. Tourism officials cite pent-up traveler demand, the elimination or significant reduction in travel restrictions, the return of airlift, attractive […]

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Caribbean tourism legend John Bell receives CHRIS Lifetime Achievement

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HOLLYWOOD, Florida (May 18, 2022) – John Bell, the first Executive Director of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), which he was instrumental in launching. Taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, […]

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Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Launch 2022 Professional Development Program

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Initiative targets Caribbean hospitality employees on the management track FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (May 14, 2022) – Caribbean hospitality employees are invited and encouraged to apply for admission to the Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program sponsored by Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF). […]

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