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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Goes Virtual in 2021

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Expanded travel trade event will showcase the region’s diverse product offerings to the world   MIAMI (February 10, 2021) – For the first time in nearly 40 years, Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the premier annual gathering where Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals meet with regional colleagues and international buyers and sellers, will be staged virtually.   The […]

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Health Safety Diligence and Vaccines Key to Caribbean’s Tourism Recovery

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MIAMI (April 22, 2021) – The Caribbean COVID-19 Tourism Task Force is calling for continued diligence and adherence to public health safety protocols and encourages all tourism-related stakeholders who are able to do so to be vaccinated as vaccines become available. The Caribbean has generally been successful in containing the virus over the past year […]

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Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Launches “Forward Together” Initiative

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Engaged membership is essential for the region’s recovery and sustainability   MIAMI, Florida (March 21, 2021) — As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the region’s leading association representing the interests of the private sector, […]

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Caribbean Tourism Leader Lauds Women’s Contributions to Fighting COVID-19

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MIAMI, Florida (March 6, 2021) – Caribbean women are being celebrated for their tremendous efforts in helping the region’s countries and territories combat and recover from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.   In a statement marking International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel […]

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CHTA Asks Canadian Government to Reverse Harmful COVID-19 Travel Requirement

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MIAMI (January 9, 2021) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents the Caribbean’s biggest industry, has made its case to the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy.   From January 7, 2021, Canada […]

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CHTA Leader Frank Comito Transitions From Trade Association Leadership Role

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Travel trade veteran Vanessa Ledesma takes over as Acting CEO and Director General MIAMI (January 4, 2021) – Frank Comito has stepped down as CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) after guiding the association through the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several devastating hurricanes and numerous global challenges impacting […]

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CHTA President Predicts Rapid Return of Caribbean Tourism

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Pablo Torres Salutes ‘Countless Health Heroes’ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (December 31, 2020) – Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region […]

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VETERAN HILTON MANAGER NAMED NEW CHTA PRESIDENT

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MIAMI, Florida (October 16, 2020) – Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).   A veteran of the hospitality industry, he takes over from Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass who for the past two years presided over the association, which represents the […]

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CHTA ONLINE ROUNDTABLES SEEK TO BUILD STRONGER CARIBBEAN TOURISM

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MIAMI, Florida (September 24, 2020) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is using online roundtable discussions as part of its wider efforts to help accelerate the rebuilding of the Caribbean tourism sector and to ensure the region emerges from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stronger than it was before the pandemic brought the lifeblood […]

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TRAVEL ORGANIZATIONS TEAM UP TO OFFER TRAVEL PROTECTION AT CARIBBEAN HOTELS

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MIAMI, Florida (September 18, 2020) – U.S. travelers to the Caribbean can breathe easier thanks to a new partnership between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Trip Mate, offering travel protection if the unexpected happens with a visit booked at participating member hotels.   Trip Mate, one of the global leaders in administering […]

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EVERYBODY PROFITS FROM NONPROFIT TOURISM BODIES

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A joint editorial by Frank J. Comito, CEO and Director General, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA); and Brian D. Frontin, President, Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) and CEO, Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA)

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